Clean Eating Blog
|Posted on May 8, 2016 at 6:30 PM|
WEEK TWO: Omit all soda pop—including diet soda; drink only purified water
The body’s calcium reserves are depleted by drinking soda pop because they are high in phosphorus. Fake sugar is just that … fake! Artificial sweeteners increase appetite.
Tap water in west Michigan contains high levels of chlorine. Chlorine destroys B vitamins, which are required for metabolic activity — this means that they help make energy and set it free when your body needs it. This group of vitamins is also involved in making red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout your body. Every part of your body needs oxygen to work properly, so the B vitamins have a really important job. B vitamins also assist in dealing with stress.
Water that has been infused with fresh fruit, vegetables, or herbs are a great way to begin reconditioning your tastebuds desire for pop. I find that many clients are addicted to the bubbles. As a part of the weaning process, try drinking a carbonated mineral water with no additives and infuse it as shown above. Pinterest has many wonderful recipes for healthy infused water.