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Thursday, 10 November 2011
3 Everyday Food Ingredients That Make You Fat
There's a lot of ingredients in your food whose name you can't even pronounce. Those chemicals, disguised as food in your nutrition label are the tricky uns worth thinking about - most calorie-loaded loads are always rich in chemical additives, preservatives and artificial ingredients.
However, there's also the simpler everyday villains in your pantry.
Known as MSG, or Ajinomoto (the name of the company that produces it), Monosodium Glutamate is described as the "essence of taste". And if your potato chips are flavored, they contain MSG. MSG tells your brain that the food you are eating is tasty by exciting your brain cells. It also enters your brain that is known to correlate to obesity and other disorders (including short height and sexual issues)
Which in turn will makes you fat.
Secondly, it may also increase your pancreatic insulin, another reason behind obesity.
Directly injecting MSG into rats has increased their appetite and induce obesity.
What contains MSG: Maggi Noodles, along with a lot of other packaged noodles. MSG awareness is the reason behind the "MSG-free" you might see on new "Health soups"It's also in your chips, your salad dressing, It goes by names like Accent, 'Aginomoto, 'Natural Meat Tenderiser, Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein, and is in ALL your fast food (especially McDonalds and KFC)
Sugar, especially of the refined variety is not good for you. It's carbs which you may not burn, and it also spikes your appetite. On nutrition labels, it might be named as flour, corn syrup, dextrose,Carob powder, Dextrose, Fructose, Fruit juice concentrate, Maltose.
"Most people probably have no idea how much sugar they're taking in," said Jo Ann Hattner, a San Francisco registered dietitian who teaches nutrition courses at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Sugar, by itself isn't bad. It's too much of it - more than 12 teaspoons a day. With your nutrition label in front of you, remember that 4 gram = 1 teaspoonful of sugar. This should include your daily consumption of juice, chocolate, lemonade, biscuits, and even your ketchup (yes!). Incidentally, if you eat ketchup everyday, you might be eating close to 200 grams of sugar every week.
If sugar is bad for you, surely an alternative to sugar won't be? Right?
Aspartame, responsible for "over 75% of adverse reactions reported to the US Food And Drug Administration…" is present in anything that begins with 'Diet' or substitutes sugar, including Diet Pepsi, Diet Coke, Nutrasweet, Equal, Chewing gum, breath mints