The 2 Popular Food Additives That Are Erasing Years From Your Life

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Many people are unaware of exactly how much sugar they are consuming. They feel that if they avoid cookies, candy, cake, and sodas they are in the clear, but this isn’t necessarily true. Most people consume three times the amount of sugar that is considered to be safe because it is often hidden in foods. Sugar goes by many different names, so sometimes you aren’t even aware of how much you are eating because you didn’t see the word “sugar” on the label. Just a few of the most popular names for sugar are:

  • Maltodextrin
  • Barley malt
  • Cane juice or cane juice crystals
  • Corn syrup
  • Malt syrup
  • Fruit juice
  • Fruit juice concentrate
  • Glucose solids
  • Buttered syrup
  • Dextran
  • Glucose
  • Lactose
  • Dextrose

The journal Nature Communications did a study where they fed mice the equivalent of the “safe” level of sugar consumption each day, which is about three sodas worth of sugar. After just a few days, the mice began to experience symptoms of toxicity, the female mice doubled their risk of early death, and the male mice had 25 percent fewer offspring than the control group.

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  1. NofDen

    Apr 16, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Good article thank you.