Weight Gain. Toxicity. Diabetes. Hyperactivity. Chemical Overload. Hungry Yet?
You worked hard for your poolside-ready body; why compromise it with misleading “low-calorie” foods? Did you know that most low-fat, low-calorie foods are made with an artificial sweetener called aspartame? A study conducted at The Yale University of Biology and Medicine observed a “positive correlation between artificial sweetener use and weight gain.”1 Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and sucralose actually enhance your appetite, and consuming artificial sweeteners has been shown to lead to even greater weight gain than sugar. Not to mention the toxic effects this sugary impostor has on your mind: Studies have shown that “the putative excitatory neurotransmitters and neurotoxin aspartate (Asp) destroy neurons in the brain.”2 Ditch the artificially sweet snack foods and opt for something that works to improve mind, body and soul! Check out our naturally sweet superfood cereals, loaded with flavors such as acai, ginger and cacao.
Synthetic trans fats are common in trail mixes which contain partially hydrogenated oils that promote a longer shelf life and a desirable texture. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “consuming trans fat increases low-density lipoprotein [LDL, or bad] cholesterol. This risk factor contributes to the leading cause of death in the U.S. – coronary heart disease.”4 The study concludes with a profound statement: “…avoiding artificial trans fat could prevent 10,000-20,000 heart attacks and 3,000-7,000 coronary heart disease deaths each year in the U.S.”4
What About MSG?
Monosodium Glutamate, known more commonly as “MSG,” is a flavor enhancement often used in fast food and prepackaged snacks. MSG is an excitotoxin, which means it overexcites your cells to the point of damage or death, causing brain dysfunction and impairment to varying degrees. Take the risk out of your snacking! Choose an all natural, raw and organic trail mix – or better yet, create your own! We love the savory combination of Gopal’s Wraps, Living Intentions Garlic Nut Blend, Organic Raw Cashews and Botija Olives!
Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.
1: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine “Artificial sweeteners and the neurobiology of sugar cravings”
2: Medline Industries “Excitotoxic food additives”
3: Center for Science in the Public Interest “Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks”
4: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Trans Fat”