Additives and Bad Foods
A short list of the more common “bad” foods and the additives in them:
- High fructose corn syrup is composed of either 42 percent or 55 percent fructose, with the remaining sugars being primarily glucose and higher sugars. In terms of composition, high fructose corn syrup is nearly identical to table sugar (sucrose), which is composed of 50 percent fructose and 50 percent glucose. Glucose is one of the simplest forms of sugar that serves as a building block for most carbohydrates. Fructose is a simple sugar commonly found in fruits and honey.
Make sure that you look at the ingredient label of the food you’re buying and find out how far down the list of ingredients high fructose corn syrup is. The closer to the initial ingredient the larger quantity of the high fructose corn syrup is being used in the product.
- Aspartame is one of the most dangerous substances ever added to food. It is made from phenylalanine, an amino acid, and methyl alcohol, a poison. Not only has aspartame been proven to make you fatter, but it’s also been proven to cause some pretty serious diseases, not the least of which are cancer and neurological diseases.
And the proof is on file already. Aspartame has brought more complaints to the FDA than any other additive-ever. It’s responsible for a full 75 percent of the complaints the agency gets. From 10,000 consumer complaints, the FDA compiled a list of 92 symptoms, including death.
- Diet Soda with Aspartame. The unwanted effects from diet soda show up in the form of obesity (The amino acid phenylalanine in aspartame out-competes all the other at enzyme sites in the body. This suppresses the formation of dopamine from tyrosine and the formation of serotonin from tryptophan. The serotonin is the neurotransmitter that reports carbohydrate metabolism. When your serotonin levels are not allowed to rise as they normally do when you eat carbohydrates you crave more and more food.
- Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that lets you feel satisfied, so when you use aspartame you have unsatisfiable cravings. The methyl alcohol in aspartame also poisons your metabolism so you cannot burn calories and poisons the body causing cancer (it also causes blindness). Methyl alcohol has long been recognized in medicine for its ability to block metabolism. For this reason when doctors see somebody who has been poisoned by ingesting methyl alcohol or methyl esters, they can accurately predict the patient will develop a severe acidosis because the food cannot be metabolized in the normal manner and the breakdown products of the methyl alcohol in addition to the acids developed from the blocked metabolism gravely endanger the patient’s life. NutraSweet is a very aggravated form of methyl alcohol poisoning).
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