Increased blood pressure, stress, poor sleep quality, headaches, and even nausea can trigger specific drinks and drinks.
Nutritionists, according to healthstat.gr, put together 8 categories of beverages and beverages that should be avoided or consumed as little as possible and explain the reasons why.
1. Energy drinks and pre-workout drinks
Pre-workout drinks and energy drinks can increase blood pressure, stress, and poor sleep quality because they contain too much caffeine and stimulants. Other side effects of excess stimulants found in pre-workout and energy drinks are headaches and nausea.
Energy drinks and non-pre-workout drinks also contain artificial sweeteners and flavors, which disrupt gut and brain health. The supplement industry is also notoriously unregulated, leading to contamination with toxins or banned substances that are harmful to our health.
Instead of these drinks, nutritionists suggest having coffee or matcha tea.
2. Sweet alcoholic cocktails
The combination of alcohol and high fructose syrup, sometimes found in cocktails, is not good for the liver. This compromises the liver’s ability to filter toxins and prevents the conversion of fructose to glucose.
Consequently, we are unable to detoxify and end up storing this excess fructose as fat. This can cause an increase in triglycerides in the blood.
3. Traditional soft drink
Soft drinks are bad for your health due to added sugar, experts say.
“I recommend choosing seltzer or sparkling water instead and adding a bit of lime, lemon or orange juice for flavor,” said Amy Gorin, an American licensed dietitian.
People over the age of two should limit their intake of added sugars to less than 10% of their total daily calories.
4. Iced tea
Jinan Banna, a registered dietitian and professor of nutrition at the University of Hawaii, noted that not only does iced tea contain added sugar, but bottled or commercially prepared teas can have the same amount of sugar as sodas.
“High consumption of sugary drinks such as iced tea has been shown to be associated with the development of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes,” he notes, citing a 2010 meta-analysis on sugary drinks and type 2 diabetes.
5. Drinks sweetened with agave syrup
Agave syrup is made from the sap of the agave plant, which has gained popularity as a substitute for traditional sweeteners.
Be careful with agave-sweetened beverages, as “agave is high fructose corn syrup,” nutritionists say.
Agave nectar can contain between 55% and 90% fructose, and this is higher than the amount of fructose in high fructose corn syrup.
The problem with getting too much fructose is that your body has to turn it into glucose in your liver, but if you have too much, it’s stored as fat.
Too much fructose is also very bad for the gut. Your gut bacteria don’t like large doses of fructose. For those with a sensitive gut, this can cause bloating, diarrhea, and discomfort. It leads to an increase in LDL (bad cholesterol) and decreases insulin sensitivity.
6. Juice cocktail
Juices that are mixed with added sugar are sometimes labeled with the word “cocktail” on their label, according to experts.
“This is a key word to watch out for in the grocery store. “The word ‘cocktail’ suggests that a juice is mixed with added sugar,” they report.
Adding sugar is unnecessary and adds extra calories to your day! Buy 100% fruit juice instead.
7. Artificially sweetened drinks
Research has shown that artificial sugars like aspartame and sucralose “disrupt the microbiome and harm our gut health.”
This is harmful to our overall health, as the gut plays a key role in many of our body’s systems, including our immunity, hormone recycling, serotonin production, and nutrient absorption.
Beverages sweetened with stevia or lonely fruit are great alternatives to sugar that are also good for the gut.
Nutritionists have suggested enhancing your drink by adding herbs like mint and basil or fresh fruit to the water.
Obviously drinking frappuccinos, plain and simple, is not worth it.
Frappuccinos and other sweet coffee drinks contain what we call “sweet fat,” a combination of sugar (from syrups and flavors) and saturated fat (from creamer).
While this combination of sugar and fat makes the drink deliciously creamy, it leads to excess fat storage due to the increase in the hormone insulin. These “sweet fats”… also steal our brains, making us want more and more, experts stress.
They also increase insulin, create higher lipid levels, and can eventually lead to metabolic syndrome.
With information: www.Healthstat.gr