Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Aspartame is not an innocent sweetener!


Artificial sweeteners may help obese individuals cut calories and lose weight but a new study has suggested that these sugar substitutes impair how glucose is utilised in the body.


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Abstract

This study examined whether sucrose, fructose, aspartame, and saccharin influences the association between obesity and glucose tolerance in 2856 adults from the NHANES III survey. Aspartame intake significantly influenced the association between body mass index (BMI) and glucose tolerance (interaction: P = 0.004), wherein only those reporting aspartame intake had a steeper positive association between BMI and glucose tolerance than those reporting no aspartame intake. Therefore, consumption of aspartame is associated with greater obesity-related impairments in glucose tolerance.


The full study is here.

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Conclusion: Aspartame is NOT that innocent as they want us to believe...
and it is very upsetting to have aspartame in so many drinks and medicins...
leaving us with no choice...

Y.Z.




 

Friday, 27 May 2016

is fat good for us, or what?



The National Obesity Forum says official guidelines to avoid fat are ‘the biggest mistake in modern medical history’ – but Public Health England are sticking to their advice.

So, the answer to the question is... here.

P.S. there are magic secrets..
Just eat a balanced diet, stay a healthy weight and do regular exercise! That's all folks!

Thursday, 26 May 2016

to omega 3 or not to omega 3?



There is a strong school of thought that we need omega 3


Friday, 20 May 2016

How much sugar do you consume when you drink soft drinks?


The answer is at this article...

Have a look at the table at the bottom of the link.
Scary?

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By Michelle Perrett , 17-May-2016

Public health officials in Liverpool are to be the first to name leading soft drink brands – such as Lucozade, Coca-Cola, Tropicana, Capri-Sun and Ribena – warning how many sugar cubes are in each drink.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

UL Links


By Mark Mulqueen

As the image above demonstrates, foundations and infrastructure are something long associated with UL. Whether its buildings or bridges, UL has built them all!

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