Saturday, January 12, 2013

Light foods are dangerous


"Light" soda health hazard

Drinkers "light" soda without sugar are exposed to increased risk of cardiovascular attacks. 

For drinkers lajt soda risk of cardiovascular problems increased by 61 percent compared with those who did not drink soda, according to a U.S. study.

Scientists at the University of Miami came to this conclusion in 2564 doing the testing people in New York, reported the AFP.

They were asking questions related to these individuals and the amount of soft drinks they consume.

Based on their responses, the researchers were classified into seven categories, from those who never consume carbonated beverages, to those who consume them sparingly (one per month and six per week) to everyday consumers (at least one per day).

(Reuters)

Lajt foods - only healthy etiquette

Whether these foods are actually lower in calories. Fruit yogurt with zero percent fat contains more sugar

The products may have "light" features are classified and milk, cheese, yogurt, pudding, margarine ...

IF YOU grocery shopping for health care choose "light" products, you should know that such items among the dietary foods, as they have a 30 to 50 percent lower in calories and fat, sugar and sodium. But once that label applies only to lower the percentage content of fat, sugar or salt while there as much as in nedijetetskim products.

Thus, fruit yogurt that says zero percent fat, for example, contains more sugar than regular yogurt.Margarines labeled "light" have a 50 percent lower energy value, primarily due to a reduced content of saturated fatty acids, whereas unsaturated fats preserved. Therefore, it can be used by people who are on diet regime or have cardiovascular risk, but in this case, in limited quantities.

- There are varieties of margarine enriched with vitamins for children, and these children are products that are taken in moderation, because the fat necessary for their normal growth and development - explains Dr. Gordana Petrovic - Ođano, hygiene specialists from the Centre of excellence in the field of research into nutrition and metabolism at the Institute for Medical Research, Belgrade. - However, the use of fat in any case we must not totally give up, because they are an essential part of the diet, are an excellent source of energy, have a job transfer liposoluble vitamins A, D, E and K soluble. They also have the function of the building as actively participate in the construction of basic cell structure, metabolic role, because their metabolic transformations produce specific substances of physiological and nutritional importance: steroid hormones, bile acids.

Mayonnaise "light" was created according to new research in the area of ​​human health, and is intended for customers who have health problems, who take care of a healthy and varied diet, and is helping to solve obesity. It is very suitable for food during Lent. The structure has only about 35 percent of refined vegetable oil, so the energy value per 100 g reduced to about 350 kilocalories.
- "Light" mayonnaise does not contain eggs, and are characterized by a low oil content - says Petrovic - Ođano.
- Part of the fat in it is replaced by natural starch. This means that the omission of the yolk (which contains 274 mg of cholesterol), feeding it more convenient for people who have high blood fats, and low oil content is favorable dietary habits.

The label "light" is often found on the labels of some juices and soft drinks, which are in fact non-alcoholic beverages containing 90 percent water and 10 percent sugar.
- Diet or "light" soft drinks did not contain sugar, and sweet flavor is obtained by using the artificial sweetener - Oggiano says Petrovic. - One of the most popular artificial sweetener that is added to sugar-free drinks and diet soda has aspartame. It is widely used in food technology, despite the fact that causes symptoms such as headaches, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, loss of consciousness, weakness, muscle cramps, skin rashes, irritability, ringing in the ears, loss of sense of taste, joint pains, difficulty remembering. Taking this medium can cause, induce or exacerbate chronic illnesses, such as brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, muscle pain and diabetes.
Consequently, the proper selection of foods, as well as those with "light" label, it is an important factor in the prevention and maintaining good health, says our interlocutor. And to make absolutely sure of what you are buying, you should pay attention to what is written on the product label and small letters, that is, the composition of the product!

CHEESE, jam, juice
The products may have "light" features are classified and milk, cheese, yogurt, pudding, margarine, mayonnaise, jams, juices, soft drinks, ice creams, cookies ... 

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