I have a friend that dropped 3 dress sizes in a matter of months. She swears that the only change in her diet was to cut out Mountain Dew. Could this actually be true?
The acidity level of food and drink has a lot to do with weight gain. On a pH scale, a neutral pH is 7. Pepsi products measure in at 3.2, which is very acidic. In comparison, battery acid is 1. According to the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) the perfect ratio for the human body is 7.4. In addition to obesity, kidney problems, diabeties and dehydration are also common when the body becomes too acidic.
Mountain Dew also contains Yellow 5. This ingredient is what gives it the rich golden appearance. In addition, Yellow 5 depletes your zinc content that controls metabolism of protein, carbohydrate, fat and alcohol. In simpler terms, zinc provides your sense of taste and smell, strengthens bones, clots blood, and regulates the thyroid. There are mental problems as well that are associated with a lack of zinc.
BVO, or brominated vegetable oil, is also used regularly in the production of Mountain Dew. Banned in most countries, BVO wrecks your thyroid by competing with iodine needed to make thyroid hormones.
While Mountain Dew may not directly add on the pounds, it significantly creates an atmosphere where your system is not running on all cylinders and weight gain could be the conclusion for many. If your drink of choice is Mountain Dew, take a break with unsweetened tea or water and see if you do not notice dropping a few extra pounds.