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3. Loading up on Acetaminophen
Too many people think that acetaminophen is completely harmless, so if a little will work, then a lot will work even better, won’t it? Many people who wouldn’t dream of taking other over the counter pain killers have no problem popping 12 or more acetaminophen tablets each day.
Did you know that exceeding the recommended dosage can cause liver damage or even liver failure? Excessive consumption of acetaminophen kills about 100 people each year.
Don’t mix acetaminophen and other over the counter remedies as most of them also contain acetaminophen and don’t exceed the recommended dosage. If you have pain that acetaminophen can’t handle, see a doctor, but don’t load up on pills.
4. Drinking Too Much Fruit Juice
Yes, fruit juice tastes great and it’s easy to chug down 16 ounces or more a couple times per day. Even if you are drinking fresh organic juice you squeezed at home, fruit juice is high in sugars that can cause your blood sugar to spike, making you hungry just a few hours later. Also, juice does not give your body that fiber that eating the fruit itself will. Fruit juice is also an extremely easy way to consume several hundred calories in a matter of minutes.
That’s not to say that fruit juice doesn’t have its place in a healthy diet. When consumed in moderation, juice is a great way to get vitamins and minerals and help the body to naturally detox itself. Try drinking no more than 8 ounces of fruit juice per day. If you love fruit, eat a few pieces of raw, organic fruit to get all the benefits of fiber that fruit has to offer.
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