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Stupid Diet Myth Part 1: Drink Juice

It was hard writing this blog. My frustration over stupid diet myths and those who perpetuate them almost prevented me from writing cogently. But in the name of America’s gaping eye-candy deficiency, I was able to push past my frustrations to expose four stupid diet myths.  Here is the first of four.

Oprah’s personal trainer Bob Greene insists that, "To curb that sweet craving, have a cup of fruit juice." It’s no wonder his celebrity client continues to pack on the pounds at record breaking speeds: Green pushes what’s good for his sponsors (the food industry), not what’s good for your health.

Juice spikes insulin, blood sugar and our "feel good" neurotransmitters. If you don’t want to be an honorary member of The Fat Cow Hall of Fame, don’t drink it. All three of these biological effects lead to obesity and sugar addiction. This warning also goes for the "Super Fruit" juice drinks sold via the infomercial pitch that insists they are a great antioxidant. FYI: A healthy body is fully protected from free radicals thanks to the natural production of the antioxidant glutathione.

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My name is Shane “The People’s Chemist” Ellison. I hold a master’s degree in organic chemistry and am the author of Over-The-Counter Natural Cures Expanded Edition (SourceBooks). I’ve been quoted by USA Today, Shape, Woman’s World, US News and World Report, as well as Women’s Health and appeared on Fox and NBC as a medicine and health expert. Start protecting yourself and loved ones with my FREE report, 3 Worst Meds.


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