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Are These 3 "Health" Drinks Making You Fat?

It wasn't the first time this happened...

I’m sitting at a coffee shop the other day and I notice a mother and her two children consuming blended iced coffee drinks, lattés, cake pops, and other fattening treats in front of me.

The children were pale, overweight, and moody; but the adults were even worse off than the kids...I’m not trying to judge here, I’m just stating what I saw.

Skinny Latte

I couldn’t help myself- since they sat right across from me- so I asked the woman what she was drinking.

"It's a skinny latté," she replied.

Skinny lattés, sugar-laden smoothies, sugary "vitamin" waters...heck...even "skinny" margaritas!

...It seems like everybody wants to have their cake and eat it, too!

But did you know that many common drinks being marketed to you as healthy or "Skinny" alternatives to traditional soda or blended coffee drinks are sometimes actually keeping you overweight, stressed, or even ill?

Thankfully, you don’t have to succumb to these toxic tactics.

Here are three common "healthy" drink mistakes that you may be making:

Mistake #1: Store-Bought Juice

Yes, I said juice.

I’m not talking about the healthy, natural, do-it-yourself at home kind...

Juice

I cringe when I’m in a store and I see people with children in their carts loading up on gallons of what is called "juice," but is really just sugar water.

Marketers put trendy labels to fool people into buying expensive "health" drinks with super-sweet concoctions that claim to be loaded with beets, apples, mangoes, oranges, kiwis and, well…you get the point.

Some of these store-bought juices even have real fruits and vegetables in them, but often the problem is that they’ve watered down the real fruit juice and you’re left with a super-sweet, high-calorie, fiber-less "health" drink (that may even look kinda green…)

Worse yet – they often add high fructose corn syrup to them.

When you suck down enough fructose and sugar to spike the insulin levels of a small village, you risk storing fat in your body.

Worst of all – the insulin spike will leave you craving carbs for the rest of the day!

Try to stick to juice that’s chock-full of greens and roots and will provide you with real benefits that cleanse your body and keep you on track with your slimming goals.

Green equals lean. Remember that juicing is incredible – but try to do it at home where you can monitor the ingredients – without the added high fructose corn syrup!

Mistake #2: Soy

With the wild popularity of non-dairy and vegan diets, a lot of shady milk-alternatives have come to "fruition."

One of the worst milk-imitators marketed is soy milk.

Note that I’m not referring to fermented soy products like soy sauce, miso, or tempeh… but unfermented soy.

Soy Milk

Soy milk is a heavily processed product that provides very little nutrient density.

Do you know where soy comes from? A bean.

And that’s why soymilk is loaded with sugar and other unnatural flavorings to make it palatable.

EVEN WORSE – as much as 95% of domestic soy derives from genetically modified crops.

And don’t leave it unattended in your fridge: because it’s also linked to lowering testosterone levels in men!

Moreover, soy often comes from some of the most pesticide-rich farms on the planet.

Pesticides are toxic to your body and are linked to a plethora of serious illnesses, too many to even list here.

When it comes to your slimming goals, pesticides prohibit your body from balancing blood sugar and metabolizing cholesterol.

This, in turn, can lead to insulin resistance, diabetes, and obesity.

When your body is too busy fighting toxins to digest, process, and metabolize what you consume, it will store those toxins in your fat cells.

Mistake #3: Zero-Calorie and Low-Calorie Drinks

Big corporations make barrels of money marketing cheap, and often toxic ingredients that make water taste sweet.

You’re well aware that Zero Calorie usually means full of toxins.

Crystal Light

Zero-Cal and Low-Cal drinks are usually full of aspartame, sucralose, acesulfame, and/or saccharin.

Moreover, many Zero-Cal drinks, like diet soda, are actually linked to weight gain.

But what about the drinks that are marketed as vitamin-infused, good for digestion, or even exotic drinks – like teas with tamarind or hibiscus?

It all goes back to this: if it isn’t naturally occurring, if it’s riddled with artificial sweeteners, you should always avoid it.

The list of evils plaguing artificial sweeteners, and the mounting evidence against their use, gives you and I – people who care about their health and quality of life – hope that they'll be gone from foods someday.

So don’t succumb to the "Diet," "Skinny," and "Low-Cal" hype.

If it’s riddled with toxins – the calories don’t matter. You’ll end up paying for it elsewhere – especially in your gut.

Categories

  1. Healthy Eating   
       9 posts
  1. Balance   
       4 posts
  1. Meal Planning   
       3 posts
  1. Parenting   
       2 posts
  1. Clean Eating   
       2 posts
  1. Gluten Free   
       2 posts
  1. Cheat Day   
       1 posts
  1. Inspiration   
       1 posts
  1. Guest Post   
       1 posts

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