Inflammation occurs as a natural protective response of our bodies to fend off any aggressors and to begin the healing process. The impact on the body’s tissues usually involves pain, heat and redness. However, there are some cases that the external effects are not visible.
Inflammation is a double-edged sword; its effect can be helpful or harmful depending on the circumstances. When an inflammation is in chronic state, devastating consequences are likely to happen like arthritis, heart disease or stroke. It usually happens when the cause of inflammation is continually reintroduced or if the acute inflammatory response is not able to eliminate it. This situation is very likely to happen nowadays because of our exposure to implausible amounts of toxins.
Some toxins can be avoided such as poor food choices, smoking and prolonged sun exposure. There are some situations that we encounter we do not have control such as genetics, accidents and pollution. Because there are factors that we can’t control that are dangerous and detrimental to good health, we can also take food supplements that are effective in strengthening the body against the effects of inflammation. The most effective food supplement according to a recent study is fish oil.
The occurrences of chronic inflammation among Western countries is placing importance and urgency on specialists to deal with preventive measures. The reason behind the rise in cases is that the western population is impacted by stress, obesity and poor health in general. Many offer anti-inflammatory drugs reduce inflammation, but long-term treatment has lethal effects.
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Presuming vitamin water products are health drinks that enhance the benefits of drinking water is like believing that colorful candy is ok for you because it’s fat free. To really improve upon the benefits of drinking water, it is best to search online for natural health drinks that contain live enzymes, real whole food nutrients, and alkaline ingredients.
What do those candy colored bottles of vitamin water really provide and are they health drinks? The big selling point for a bottle of kiwi-strawberry vitamin water suggests it will somehow enhance “focus”. The first draw is that this drink looks like pink cotton candy. Next, it is obvious to see what is missing from the ingredients list for these health drinks, not one mention of kiwi or strawberry, only “natural flavor”. In fact, on this bottle of “nutrient enhanced water beverage” the label states that it contains less than 1% fruit juice. Looking closely, it is quite apparent that these vitamin water health drinks are really just distilled, de-ionized water, sugar, artificial sweeteners, fake coloring, and chemically isolated vitamins and minerals.
One astounding nutrition fact to see on the label of this enhanced vitamin water is that each bottle contains 2.5 servings, which is where the total amount of sugar in one bottle can be deceiving. The nutrition fact label reveals 13g of sugar, but that is per serving, not bottle. Multiply 13g times 2.5 servings and that adds up to 32.5 grams of sugar in each bottle, more than most any other drink, including sodas. The first ingredient listed on this vitamin water label, after the de-mineralized water, is crystalline fructose, which might best be described as modified corn starch. That is what this chemically created pink drink tastes like, liquid candy, only with less appeal and more of a chemical aftertaste. After a few sips, it is easy to begin to clearly focus on how these health drinks do not enhance the benefits of drinking water.
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