13. Diet Anything
Most diet foods, including frozen foods, or prepackaged foods labeled as “diet” or “low fat”, including diet sodas, contain aspartame, which is an artificial sweetener (chemical) and something we discussed about in detail above. There are various studies showing that aspartame causes many diseases and sicknesses such as cancers, birth defects, and heart problems.
All diet food is chemically processed and contains super refined ingredients, excessive sodium levels, as well as artificial colors and flavors to make it taste good. And artificial anything is not real food. There have been many studies that show that these additives, for some people, can actually be addicting. Their level of addictiveness can actually reach similar intensity to that of cocaine!
Be smart and eat nature’s own, natural “diet” food: fruits and vegetables! (Organic, of course!)
An extensive American research study that followed the diet and lifestyles of more than 200,000 women for almost 14 years revealed that postmenopausal women who drank one drink per day or less had an almost 30% increase in breast cancer rates compared to women who did not drink at all.
Alcohol consumption is the second leading cause of cancer worldwide, right behind tobacco use. Although a moderate or low use of alcohol can be healthy and lead to a reduced risk of heart disease, regular or excessive drinking is known to cause heart failure, stroke, and sudden death. In 2007, specialists working for the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer looked at the scientific evidence concerning cancer and alcohol use from 27 different studies. They found sufficient evidence to state that excessive alcohol use is the main cause of mouth, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum, and female breast cancers.
You can still enjoy a glass of wine with dinner though, but, for your health’s sake, no more than one!
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