The Seven Ingredients To Avoid In Processed Foods

The Seven Ingredients to Avoid in Processed Foods

Processed foods are filled with many unhealthy ingredients like preservatives, flavorings and dyes. More than 3,000 food additives are poured into our foods — and even our medications. Many of these chemicals are linked to prostate cancer, other cancers, heart disease, diabetes and wide range of health problems.

Dangerous Food Additives

It is difficult to avoid all processed foods, but learning how to avoid the seven worst ingredients can help you focus on what to look for when reading labels. If you see any of the following ingredients on a food label, you may want to put the box back on the shelf and keep shopping. These ingredients are detrimental for your health and should be avoided if possible. In fact, if you have been suffering with unexplained headaches, bowel troubles or allergy-like symptoms, it may be time to look at your diet and eliminate some of the ingredients in processed foods.

Here’s a closer look at each type of additive and the health problems associated with it…


1. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)Harmful Food Additives
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a flavour enhancer found in many frozen dinners, salad dressings, chips and meats. MSG is mostly made up of the same neurotransmitter used by your pancreas, eyes, brain, nervous system and other organs for initiating processes in your body.

MSG overexcites your cells and causes the nerves in the brain to fire rapidly and repeatedly, leading to damage or death. This additive may worsen or trigger Alzheimer’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. MSG commonly causes headaches as well as heart palpitations, and an increased desire to eat more food. You have to use caution in reading labels for MSG: It can hide other under other names and be included in a variety of other additives such as yeast extract, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, vegetable powder, glutamate, caseinate and natural flavour.

2. Artificial Sweeteners
One of the biggest myths about artificial sweeteners is that they can help you lose weight. Found in diet foods, low-calorie foods, drinks and liquid medications, artificial sweeteners are meant to reduce the amount of sugar and calories consumed. However, ingesting artificial sweeteners can actually lead to even greater weight gain than results from consuming sugar. Artificial sweeteners are found under the names aspartame, sucralose (Splenda), saccharin and acesulfame potassium.

Artificial sweeteners can also cause headaches and dizziness, and some of them have even been linked to cancer. The amino acids in aspartame launch an attack on your cells, creating a toxic cellular overstimulation similar to the one that MSG causes. Artificial sweeteners, especially sucralose, inactivate digestive enzymes, changing the function of the gut barrier. That can cause or worsen inflammatory bowel disease. Research has shown that sucralose destroys up to 50 percent of your beneficial gut flora.

3. High-Fructose Corn Syrup
Foods Containing Additives
High-fructose corn syrup is an inexpensive alternative to sugar, but the cost to your health is that it can tax and damage your liver the same way that alcohol does. The fructose in high-fructose corn syrup goes directly to your liver, where it is metabolized into fat to be stored in your fat cells. It leads to obesity, heart disease, insulin resistance and other related health problems. You can find this additive in sodas, juices, many processed foods and liquid medications.

4. Artificial Flavours
Artificial flavours are used to mimic the taste of natural ingredients and make processed foods taste better. This category is very broad and unknown. One artificial flavour can contain almost 50 chemicals. Artificial flavors can contain genetically modified flavor enhancers, as can “natural flavour.” Artificial flavours are linked to allergic reactions and behavioral reactions.

5. Artificial Colors
Each year, 15 million pounds of artificial food dyes are poured into U.S. foods. Nine of the approved food dyes are linked to cancer and hyperactivity in children, as well as allergy-like reactions and sinus problems. These colorful dyes may make food, candy and even over-the-counter medicines look more attractive; but you should try your best to avoid these deceptive dyes.

6. Trans Fats
Say No To These Foods Trans fats are the least healthy fats you can eat. These solid fats originated as healthier, liquid vegetable oils but were hydrogenated to form a solid fat. these can cause many health problems. Avoid these completely. Trans fats can raise your triglyceride level and low density lipoprotein level (LDL) (otherwise known as your bad cholesterol), increasing your risk for a heart attack. Trans fats are linked to prostate cancer, heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.

7. Preservatives
Processed foods have a lot of preservatives because these additives lengthen a food’s shelf life. Problems associated with preservatives can include allergic reactions, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, possibly cancer, etc.

Preservatives to avoid include BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole), BHT (butylated hydrozyttoluene), TBQQ (tertiary butyl hydroquinone), sodium nitrate, sodium nitrate and sodium benzoate as well as polysorbate 60, 65 and 80. Both BHA and BHT can affect the neurological system of the brain, alter your behavior and potentially cause cancer. TBHQ is a chemical preservative linked to cancer that can also can cause tinnitus, nausea and vomiting. Sodium nitrate, commonly found in cured meats (hot dogs, deli meat and bacon), has been linked with higher rates of stomach, and pancreatic cancer. It is worth it to buy nitrate-free options. Sodium benzoate, found in juices and sodas, has been linked to allergies.

The sulfites found in dried fruits, flavoured vinegars and wine are other preservatives that cause undesirable reactions. They especially can affect people with asthma. Sulfites may cause headaches, rashes, bowel irritability and behavioral problems.


Fresh Fruit Grocery AisleThe Solution

Generally fresher products is best and avoid the processed foods aisles that contain long lists of preservatives, sweeteners and unnatural ingredients. Carefully read the labels for foods and medicines so you can avoid the seven worst types of ingredients in processed foods. Doing this can help you protect your brain, prostate, heart and overall health.

Here’s to staying healthy & simply beautiful!


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Get Healthier Than You’ve Ever Been in Just 10 Minutes a Day!

When I heard this information regarding getting healthier in 10 minutes some 18 Take Care Of Your Body Its The Only Place You Have To Livemonths ago, I was alerted to put into practice myself and continued to research. Doctors and a number of personal trainers are using this form of exercise & getting great results.

We know exercise is the Fountain of Youth, and these days for many of us time is a very valuable commodity. We live in South East Queensland & close to home are many hills that I use for my daily exercise regime. After warming up first, I start with a brisk walk for 5 mins then run up one of the hills – initially it was for 10 mins, but now approximately 18 mins. I always finish with a good stretch.

What I have found is my lung capacity increased greatly, heart health improved along and my muscle mass index is in a good ratio for a person my age. The most exciting thing is my biological age has also come down. This form of exercise I do at least five days a week.

Everything is different when you train your body with short burst training, as shared above.

Short Burst Training

This extra oxygen is then used to release more energy, needed to meet the higher level of demand. Soon a point is reached when the body cannot breathe any faster or harder, and aerobic respiration alone cannot meet the enhanced energy demands.

During vigorous exercise the body needs a lot more energy. It gets this by breathing in deeper and faster and rushing the oxygen to the muscles also dilating blood vessels. So how do muscle cells get the extra energy they need? They get it by respiring anaerobically.

The Key to Fat Burning is an Oxygen Debt

Fat Loss Hierarchy

During anaerobic metabolism, the breakdown of glucose stops at an early point, producing lactic acid and two molecules of ATP. This anaerobic metabolism produces what’s called an oxygen debt. This debt is repaid later when oxygen becomes available.

When a skeletal muscle is heavily worked, the acute soreness that results is due partly to a build up of lactic acid. The presence of lactic acid can also be felt during exercise as a burning sensation in the muscles.

When you do short bursts of more intense exercise your body builds up this oxygen debt and continues to repay it after you’ve stopped the exercise. This process leads the body to burn off quick fuel sources such as fat deposits. At the same time the body automatically realizes it needs to build larger more powerful muscles to handle these quick intense bursts of exercise.

Circuit Training For Men And Women

If you want proof that short burst exercise leads to lean powerful muscles as opposed to the shrunken muscles of long duration exercisers just look at the physique of a sprint runner in comparison to the marathon runner’s legs.This all makes sense because our bodies weren’t created to do long duration exercise.

Think back to cave man days. Whether man was hunting or avoiding being the hunted he needed to move quick and with great intensity. Humans needed the kind of strength and endurance to climb up a tree or make a dash toward it’s prey. A sprint runner trains by doing short intense bursts of short runs, so he or she can build up strength and endurance.Do you think these people ever needed to slowly jog for an hour? Of course not. Our bodies just aren’t built for that.

I will continue to bring you more information in the coming weeks about stretching and how it keeps muscle mass toned and strong.

Here’s to remaining simply beautiful!

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Face Lift In A Tube

DMAE Firms and Tightens Your Face without Surgery or Injections.

Many people want to stop gravity from dragging down the skin. Now it has become easier with the use of a new miracle ingredient called Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE).

Dermatology researchers in Belgium asked 30 volunteers between 36 and 49 years old to test DMAE. In a double blind study each subject applied a gel with DMAE to half their face. On the other side they applied a placebo gel.

The results were very clear. The placebo had little or no effect. But the side of the face treated with DMAE showed firmer, tighter skin.

How does DMAE work?
It increases the water retention in your skin’s connective tissues. That additional water plumps up the surface of your skin and tightens it up.

But there’s a second way DMAE works. The same action that boosts your brain’s memory power also lifts sagging skin.

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You see, DMAE helps produce acetylcholine. That’s a neurotransmitter. Its job is to send signals from your nerves to your muscles. Those signals get your brain firing.

But they also send a message to your face muscles to tighten up and stop sagging. And more muscle tone in your face naturally reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

DMAE also helps fade age or “liver” spots. Those brown spots are an accumulation of waste called lipofuscin. It’s left over when fatty acids don’t completely metabolize in our cells.

DMAE reduces the buildup of lipofuscin inside cells. It even flushes that brown waste out of skin cells. That’s how age spots fade away.

How can you put DMAE to work for you tightening skin, reducing wrinkles and fading age spots?

Easiest way to enhance DMAE is By using our No 1 product LIFE CELL All-in-one Treatment.

Another two Easy Ways to Boost Your DMAE Levels:


A great way to boost your DMAE levels is by eating more fish.
Sardines, anchovies, squid and salmon are all significant sources.

You can also find DMAE supplements at health food stores or online.

Studies have found doses up to 1600 mg per day are safe with no reports of side effects or drug interactions.
A suggestion would be taking 150 to 300mg per day.

Take DMAE with meals for the best absorption. You can even break open the capsules and mix it in fruit juices or smoothies in the morning to kick start your brain for the day

But if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, check with your doctor before taking DMAE.


Until next week, consider the above information, so you too can look in the mirror and see a new natural you looking back for Christmas.

Here’s to being simply beautiful!


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Creating Better Habits for Vitality


While some people think they need to overhaul their whole lifestyle in order to look and feel younger, there are simple and speedy things you can do in just a few minutes that could add up to big results. You may see this and think, “That’s common sense,” and yes it is, but if you actually DO it, you’ll feel and look better.

Exercise. I always say, “Exercise is the fountain of youth” and spending hours at the gym just isn’t feasible for women on the go. Instead, spend about 15 minutes each morning doing a shorter routine. A short exercise or a stretching routine, or warm up, then find an area in your community where you walk very briskly or run up a hill, and go as far as you can the first time, then each day keep adding to the distance, this helps to expand our lungs and strengthens our heart etc. I personally put this to the test and found enormous benefits of wellbeing. Allows more oxygen into our blood stream. Giving a great feeling of well being, always cool down after this routine. This assist greatly to keep your body youthful and full of vitality.

Watch what you eat. You don’t necessarily have to eliminate junk and comfort food completely from your diet. The key is to make healthier choices most of the time and consume smaller portions. Try – super-size your veggies and half-size everything else.Creaing Better Habits

Eliminate bad habits. We all have our vices but try to limit nicotine, excessive alcohol intake and baking in the sun, all of which are proven to accelerate the aging process.  If you can’t resist these temptations completely, at least try to cut down – every little bit helps.

Looking and feeling younger doesn’t require a lot of time or money. Following these easy tips and keeping a consistent routine could be just what you need to take a few years off your look. 

Framingham Heart Study

The smaller your lungs, the greater concern there is for challenges. The ground-breaking Framingham Heart Study looked at data stretching back six decades and concluded your lungs tell you how long you’ll live. This ongoing research is particularly convincing for two reasons: it’s the longest running study in medical history and it has no involvement from the big drug companies.

Doctors involved in the Framingham study, William B. Kannel and Helen Hubert, both from the Boston School of Medicine concluded: your lungs are the number one predictor of death. To put another piece of this monumental discovery in their own words, here’s what they said: “This pulmonary function measurement appears to be an indicator for general health and vigour.” 


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Does Cardio Exercise Help You Lose Weight?


Let’s look at different forms of exercise and what some of our anti-ageing doctors are saying.

When we say “cardio” we are not talking about going for a brisk walk… spending a few minutes on an elliptical machine… or swimming a few laps.

“Cardio” is short for cardiovascular endurance training. It’s the idea that you have to raise your heart rate for a long duration – at least 20 minutes, and usually much more. It’s when you spend 45 minutes on a treadmill, or run for miles every day. Or take an hour-long aerobics class.

This kind of exercising to exhaustion is just not natural.


Your ancestors didn’t jog for miles at a time. They didn’t jump around for an hour doing aerobics. They had short bursts of activity – sprinting to catch food, or to avoid being food. That’s how they stayed lean and strong.

The concept of cardiovascular endurance exercise – like marathon running or aerobics – goes against how your body was built to move.

And it can hurt you in the long run.

What’s worse is the advice of today’s fitness “experts” who tell you to do cardio so that you can get into the “fat-melting zone.”

The trouble is, you don’t want to be in the fat-melting zone.

Every time you enter that zone, you’re programming your body to use fat for fuel.
You’re sending a signal that you need fat.Exercise For Reducing Fat

And your body responds by storing it up so you’ll have fuel to burn.

Let me say that again…

Cardio Can Make You Store Fat!

You see, it doesn’t matter how much fat you melt while running on the treadmill… or how many hours you spend at the gym… or whether you do one of those workout DVDs.

All that matters is what happens to your body when you stop.

When you finish a cardio workout, your body goes to work storing fat to fuel your next workout. That’s why those last few stubborn pounds never seem to come off by just doing more cardio.

The cardio is working against you. An Anti-Cardio program restores your body’s natural metabolism and re-trains your body to store energy in your muscles, just like your ancestors did…

And it reprograms your body to dump that extra fat.

Stay with us for more information in this area next week.


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