What’s in your drink?

We’ve all been told that sugar is bad for our health so we opt for alternatives. Aspartame is one of those alternatives found in diets drinks all around the world.

Watch the video below on the combination of Aspartame and caffeine and its affects on the human body.

So we are encouraging people to read their labels.

According to a ebook, Focus on: Autoimmune by David Perlmutter, “French researchers showed a strong relationship between the consumption of artificially-sweetened beverages and risk for developing type-2 diabetes. This massive 2013 study evaluated the diets of close to 70,000 women, following them for 14 years. The scientists discovered that, compared to those not consuming soda, those who drank artificially sweetened beverages had about a 200% increased risk for becoming diabetic, and this result was far higher than the risk for those women drinking the sugar sweetened beverages (34%).”

Perlmuttter, further references that, “Artificial sweeteners were extensively introduced into our diets with the intention of reducing caloric intake and normalizing blood glucose levels without compromising the human ‘sweet tooth’. Together with other major shifts that occurred in human nutrition, this increase in (non-caloric sweeteners) consumption coincides with the dramatic increase in the obesity and diabetes epidemics. Our findings suggest that (non-caloric sweeteners) may have directly contributed to enhancing the exact epidemic that they themselves were intended to fight.”

According to Adda Bjarnadottir, MS, sugar can also be called by 56 other names:

  1. Sugar/ Sucrose
  2. High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
  3. Agave nectar,
  4. Beet sugar
  5. Blackstrap molasses
  6. Brown sugar
  7. Buttered syrup
  8. Cane juice crystals
  9. Cane sugar
  10. Caramel
  11. Carob syrup
  12. Castor sugar
  13. Coconut sugar
  14. Confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar)
  15. Date sugar
  16. Demerara sugar
  17. Evaporated cane juice
  18. Florida crystals
  19. Fruit juice
  20. Fruit juice concentrate
  21. Golden sugar
  22. Golden syrup
  23. Grape sugar
  24. Honey
  25. Icing sugar
  26. Invert sugar
  27. Maple syrup
  28. Molasses
  29. Muscovado sugar
  30. Panela sugar
  31. Raw sugar
  32. Refiner’s syrup
  33. Sorghum syrup
  34. Sucanat
  35. Treacle sugar
  36. Turbinado sugar
  37. Yellow sugar
  38. Barley malt
  39. Brown rice syrup
  40. Corn syrup
  41. Corn syrup solids
  42. Dextrin
  43. Dextrose
  44. Diastatic malt
  45. Ethyl maltol
  46. Glucose
  47. Glucose solids
  48. Lactose
  49. Malt syrup
  50. Maltodextrin
  51. Maltose
  52. Rice syrup
  53. Crystalline fructose
  54. Fructose
  55. D-ribose
  56. Galactose

So once again, read your label and understand what you are putting into your body.