Saturday, December 15, 2012

Gatoraids by Amasing

Gatorade the Thirst Quencher or
“Gatorade is thirst aid, for that deep down body thirst.” Ok, so Gatorade doesn’t give you AIDS but it can give you something else, neurological disorders and altered thyroid hormones. Unfortunately, like many of the foods we eat, the manufacturers don’t tell us the complete truth. Remember Saccharin? The FDA approved the artificial sweetener as “safe.” It was well known that Gatorade and other drinks contain brominated vegetable oil.

Brominated vegetable oil contains bromine, the element found in brominated flame retardants, used in things like upholstered furniture and children’s products. Research has found brominate flame retardants building up in the body and breast milk, and animal and some human studies have linked them to neurological impairment, reduced fertility, changes in thyroid hormones and puberty at an earlier age. It was banned by the European Union long ago.

In fact, about 10 percent of drinks sold in the United States contain brominated vegetable oil, including Mountain Dew, also made by PepsiCo; Powerade, Fanta Orange and Fresca from Coca-Cola; and Squirt and Sunkist Peach Soda, made by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

That “deep down” slogan really is true.

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