Holistic advice suggests if you need a drink, you should drink green tea or some other tea. Why? Because they are high in anti-oxidants and are completely natural. Also because they are a NO calorie option that is way better for you than drinking a diet soda. Holistic nursing urges strongly against drinking diet sodas. Not only are they made from chemically processed sweeteners but they actually make you crave more of the foods you are suppose to be dieting from. Add in the fact that they make your body hormonally store fat and that they raise the risk of diabetes, you might want to start making more teas to have at the ready to quench your thirst. For a better look at even more reasons why diet soda is not holistic healthy, please read below.
By Dr. Mark Hyman
From Huffington Post
Holistic Advice for Drinking Diet Sodas
How do you lose weight? Substitute diet drinks for sugary drinks. Eat low-fat foods. Just eat less of the bad foods — it’s all about the calories. We are told, “Just have more willpower.”
These ideas are false. They are food and diet industry propaganda that make and keep us fat and sick. Lies by the food industry combined with bad government policy based on food industry lobbying are the major cause of our obesity and diabetes epidemic.
Now, more than 35 percent of Americans are obese, and almost 70 percent are overweight. This is not an accident but the result of careful marketing and money in politics.
We are told it is all about making better choices. If we all took more personal responsibility, we could stop this obesity and diabetes epidemic. We have been told there are no good or bad foods, that the key to weight loss is moderation. And, of course, if we all just exercised more, all of us would lose weight. These ideas hold us hostage.
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We should all get the holistic advice about diet sodas out to our friends, family, and neighbors. If we start to transfer our diet habits now, our health care system can go from reaction to prevention. Because lets face it, the easiest way to cure diabetes is to never let it happen in the first place.
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