Why Mountain Dew Makes you Gain Weight

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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.

Kathy Garton
Kathy Garton

Over the past 50 years, I have been lucky enough to witness powerful changes in technology, nutrition, culture, and life in general, some good and some bad. Only from experience can you see the big picture of an evolving world. After getting past the excitement of frozen meals, furnishings made of plastic and the Internet, the reality began to set in. More illnesses, especially respiratory, cardiovascular and uncontrollable weight gain were becoming the normal conditions of society. Rewind 50 years and the answers are apparent.

Hi. I am Kathy and this site was created to share ideas and educate others on how to live a healthier, more meaningful life. I grew up on a farm where we raised our own food and animals for consumption. We never had air conditioning or a microwave oven and I felt as though we were living in the dark ages. What I would give to go back to that time.

I have been a professional writer for over 20 years and have always being drawn to the natural aspects of life. I also worked for a petroleum company for 15 years and discovered many facts about how this product impacts our world. Through years of research, it has become crystal clear that we are making our lives less enjoyable by taking shortcuts through unnatural, manmade means. There can be a happy balance and by learning where we went wrong, the best of both worlds is possible.

After years in corporate America, I moved to a 3-acre mini-farm where I continue my research and writing along with my kitties, Lizzie, Shadow and BK and bulldog, Bux.

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