7 Ingredients To Avoid Like The Plague

With schedules gone wild its difficult to make sure you are getting the nutrition you need. You end up sacrificing quality food for boxed and processed foods that you can microwave in 0.32 seconds so you can make sure you get to work on time in your prius. After all, the environment is much more important than your health.

Because of this crazy, on-the-go lifestyle we have created for ourselves, I wanted to share with you 7 ingredients to avoid like the plague. If you cant make a conscious effort to eat healthy, whole foods, then at least try and stay away from these ingredients. You would be doing your body a giant favor!

 

#1 – Artificial Sweeters – Ingredients To Avoid

Acesulflame, Aspertame, Sucrolose, Equal®, Splenda®, NutraSweet®, Sweet’n Low®, Saccharin, & Sorbitol

Use: processed, chemically-derived, no-calorie sweeteners. Mostly found in “diet” products to reduce calories

Reason To Avoid: Can negatively impact your metabolism. Some artificial sweeteners have been linked to cancer, dizziness, hellucinations, and headaches.

 

#2 – Artificial Colors – Ingredients To Avoid

Use: Chemical compounds made from coal-tar derivatives to enhance color. Ex: Red 40, Yellow 5, carmel coloring, Blue 1 & 2

Reason to Avoid: Linked to cancer, hyper activity, headaches, allergic reactions. Some artificial colors made using ammonia.

 

#3 – Artificial Flavoring – Ingredients To Avoid

Use: Cheaper, chemical compounds that mimic natural flavors

Reason to Avoid: Linked to asthma, allergic reactions, dermatitis, and hyperactivity. Can also affect enzymes, RNA, and thyroid function.

 

#4 – Benzoate – Ingredients To Avoid

Use: Chemical compound that preserves fats and prevents them from becoming rancid.

Reason to Avoid: Linked to hyperactivity, angiodema, asthma, rhinitis, dermatitis, tumors and urticaria. Can affect estrogen levels and balance.

 

#5 – High Fructose Corn Syrup – Ingredients To Avoid

Use: Cheap alternative to natural sugar. Keeps freshness in baked goods. Blends easily in beverages to maintain sweetness.

Reason to Avoid: May cause the body to turn fructose into fat. Increases risk for Type-2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke and cancer (those are big ones). Is not easily metabolized by the liver.

 

#6 – MSG – Ingredients To Avoid

Use: Flavor enhancer in restaurant food, salad dressing, chips, frozen meals like Hungry Man®, soups and various other foods.

Reason to Avoid: May stimulate appetite and cause headaches, nausea, weakness, wheezing, edema, change in heart rate, burning sensations and difficulty in breathing.

 

#7 – Hydrogenated and Partially Hydrogenated Oils – Ingredients To Avoid

Use: Also includes (Palm, Soybean and other oils) and is used my food manufacturers as a cheaper alternative

Reason to Avoid: Contain high levels of trans fats, that raise bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol, increasing the risk of heart disease.

 

Hopefully this knowledge of ingredients to avoid will help you make better food choices. If you see these ingredients, drop the product and run! Here at RIPPEDCLUB we arent all about outward appearances. Just because we get awesome results and are professionally good looking, its also important that our insides are lookin good too.

 

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