Aspartame, sold as NutraSweet or Equal, is an artificial sweetener, used in over 6,000 products. Research has found it be causative for a host of health problems, including brain diseases, migraines and psychological ailments. (more…)
About 20% of Americans experience migraines on a regular basis. The statistics are lower in other parts of the world, but there is a growing trend in developing countries. Why is that? In part, the foods we consume can to blame. Studies as far back as the 1970s found that food allergies and/or intolerance played a role in the frequency and severity of migraine headaches. Common foods found to be allergenic include milk, wheat, chocolate, oranges and black tea. Migraine suffers are commonly allergic to more than one food - often up to three. (more…)
Foods that Affect Blood Pressure
Nearly everyone one know that salt and foods high in sodium can contribute to high blood pressure, a condition left untreated that increases your risk of heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Those with hypertension and elevated blood pressure will often consume a low sodium diet which is certainly helpful.
There is a major misconception, even among people who try to eat healthy, that diet soda is a wise choice over regular soda. In reality, there’s no reason to be drinking either one of these atrocities.
What’s wrong with diet soda you ask?
At the top of the list is the fact that the sugar is replaced with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame (NutraSweet & Equal) and sucralose (Splenda) both of which have been linked to extremely detrimental effects on the body. Let’s take a closer look at diet soda and the risks involved – there are several hidden dangers lurking within. (more…)