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Healthy Eating

Postby Zanaikin » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:12 pm

The problem to today's obesity problems: companies being cheap with artificial goods =P

not sure if it's true or not, but I sure find this amusing:

High fructose corn syrup
http://health.msn.com/nutrition/slidesh ... ageindex=2
Although they taste sweet, Dr. Oz says food products that contain high fructose corn syrup should be avoided. Dr. Oz says the body processes the sugar in high-fructose corn syrup differently than it does old-fashioned cane or beet sugar, which in turn alters your body's natural ability to regulate appetite.

"It blocks the ability of a chemical called leptin, which is the way your fat tells your brain it's there," says Dr. Oz. "It's not so much the 150 calories in the soda pop—it's the fact at that same meal you will normally consume an extra hundred calories of food than you would have."


Hydrogenated oil
http://health.msn.com/nutrition/slidesh ... ageindex=5
To increase their shelf life, Dr. Oz says certain oils are hydrogenated. This process turns the oil into a solid at room temperature, but it also makes the oil unhealthy.

"This stuff is great because it doesn't go bad, but it's very bad for you," says Dr. Oz. Avoid food products that contain hydrogenated oil, often labeled as "trans fats."


Artificial Zero-Cal Sweeteners
http://health.msn.com/weight-loss/artic ... &GT1=31036
New research conducted at Purdue University has linked artificial sweeteners such as saccharin and sucralose to weight gain. In an animal study, the researchers found that ingesting regular sugar, rather than zero-calorie substitutes, results in fewer overall calories consumed. The scientists believe that disrupting the connection between sweet taste and high caloric content makes people crave more food. This finding correlates with another recent study that linked diet soda to obesity.

some more info: http://health.msn.com/weight-loss/artic ... =100200599

well... those are sure 3 of the most common ingredients in today's foods. Particularly the first two which are found just about anywhere.
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