Sports drinks

January 20th, 2013 → 12:43 am @

I just looked up the ingredients in a very popular sports drink, advertised heavily and drunk by international sportsmen and women and seen on television, available for children to see and take note of.

The company has all the information on their website, so I thought you may be interested to know what they contain.

  1. Brominated vegetable oil
  2. Sucralose (splenda)
  3. Glucose, sucrose and fructose
  4. Citric acid
  5. Natural and artificial flavours
  6. Salt – potassium chloride
  7. Sodium citrate
  8. Monopotassium phosphate
  9. Glycerol ester of wood resin
  10. Artificial colours- various dyes and colours.

I decided to tackle one item out of this list of mostly bad and destructive items and the one is: BROMIDE, No. 1 on the list above.

Bromide is used as a flame retardant, patented by a chemical company. This product is banned in Europe and Japan.

It can cause skin lesions, memory loss and nerve disorders.

In animal tests, it affected their reproductivity and behavioral problems.

It is used as an emulsifier and the FDA has approved it in the USA to be used at no more than 15 parts per million.

Bromines are common endocrine disrupters and it is part of the halide family, including fluorine, chlorine and iodine.

If you take bromine, your body will not hold onto iodine, a mineral we NEED. I have covered iodine in my book.

NOTE: Beware of other sodas containing sodium benzoate and yellow dye #5= tartrazine, which is banned in Norway, Austria and Germany.

Bromine is also used in pesticides (methyl bromide); plastics used in computers; dough conditioner (potassium bromate); fire retardant (polybromo diphenyl esters: PBDE), used in fabrics, carpets, upholstery and mattresses.

In medications: Atrovent inhaler, Atrovent nasal spray, Pro banthine, an ulcer medication, and anesthesia agents.

You will find it in hot tub and swimming pool treatments.

The health risks. If you ingest or absorb Bromine through the skin etc., (it replaces IODINE, which is a very important mineral for good health). Bromide or bromine which will increase the risk of cancers of the breast, thyroid, ovaries and prostate gland. It is a central nervous system depressant and can cause acute paranoia, schizophrenia.

Between 1920 and 1960, at least 20% of all hospital admissions in the USA, for acute paranoia and schizophrenia were a result of ingesting bromine containing products, like soft drinks or sodas.

Also: Skin rashes, loss of appetite and abdominal pains, fatigue, metallic taste and cardiac arrhysmias are a common problem.

You can read more in my book on iodine and it’s importance for good health. The lack of iodine in our diet today is in my opinion the reason why so many people suffer from asthma and other thyroid related diseases. I suggest here, to take iodine supplements, which in fact should be called minerals we need daily. If you do not want to take supplements, which I can understand, supplement your diet with seaweeds and kelp and don’t be shy to use heaps of it. You will do your body a great favour. Seaweeds and kelp are so very rich in ALL minerals, that these alone are like a mineral pill of the most natural kind.

I may tackle the rest later. Some others, like sucrose (sugars), have already been dealt with, but this one POISON in soft drinks should be enough for you NOT to drink it at all.

For those people living in the tropics, drink coconut milk from young coconuts, fresh from the trees. That is so refreshing and gives you heaps of energy instantly.



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