DO NOT drink COKE or ANY FIZZY drinks!!!!!!
Posted 07 September 2004 - 04:58 PM
Posted 07 September 2004 - 07:19 PM
A healthy fizzy drink is seltzer with lemon juice. I usually enjoy one about an hour after a meal. The citric acid in the lemon juice has an alkalizing effect (paradoxically) on blood pH, and the bicarbonate ions aid digestion in the duodenum.
Posted 14 September 2004 - 10:21 AM
Posted 14 September 2004 - 10:59 AM
More than anything else, the negative effects of Pepsi I've experienced come from the caffeine. Caffeine is a diruetic, which means it pulls water out of your system. It's dehydrating. Your body NEEDS water to function properly and skin cells need water to stay smooth. Otherwise, your skin dries up, flakes off, and your sebaceous glands pump out more oil to compensate for the lost protective layer. Hence, more clogged pores and more acne.
There's also the sleep factor -- skin repairs itself at night, so it can't properly take care of itself if you're not sleeping (i.e. revved up and awake from the caffeine).
I say this with experience, because every time I eschew water for caffeinated drinks my skin goes to hell. About two weeks after switching back to water, my skin's clearer and calmer. It does require consistency, however, for it to work.
Advice for staying awake? Drink water -- a big cause of afternoon fatigue is dehydration. Or eat an apple -- studies have shown they are more effective than Coke/Pepsi/etc at keeping you bright-eyed.
Posted 14 September 2004 - 11:54 AM
it seems like if we eat a diet as close to nature as it intended ,no sugar,no fat,no ready meals ext,we may see improvment ,BUR=T HOW HARD IS THAT!!!!! well hard i tried it for like a day and i missed choclate,cheese!!! amn it was well hard
Posted 14 September 2004 - 12:05 PM
I'm just sayin', is all...
Posted 14 September 2004 - 06:56 PM
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I was thinkin the same thing.
Posted 14 September 2004 - 07:58 PM
Posted 15 September 2004 - 12:56 AM
I cant eat sugar cause it breaks me out, but it doesnt break other people out
its difrent depending on your body chemistry i guess
Posted 15 September 2004 - 01:19 AM
Posted 15 September 2004 - 08:41 AM
this is just my opinion of course.
sugar makes me break out-artifical sugar that is and fixxy drinks-aspartame.
dairy does to,i find most people's bodies react to mi8lk one way or another,and although i do sometimes have it it doesnt agreee with me at all,after all it was designed for a calf,just a thought not trying any aniamal rights thing here!
Posted 16 September 2004 - 01:38 PM
So based on my experience and what I've seen, it appears that sugar and processed food plays a huge role in spiking insulin and causing acne. Stick to natural food that doesn't have a lot of sugar!!
And if you'd like to read more about the role of insulin, I would highly suggest Dr. Schwarzbein's The Schwarzbein's Principle (http://www.amazon.co...onDate&n=283155). She explains very well how/why processed food/sugar is so bad for our bodies.