Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fizzies Are Better than Coffee

I had an email from one of the natural health doctors, promoting a formulation they have come up with for a caffeine kick that is better than coffee – and lo and behold…the key ingredient is found in the AB Fizzy Tabs- guarana from the Paullinia cupana plant. Fizzy Tabs also replenish Vitamin B, which is depleted by stress.

More and more, research is indicating the detriment of diet soda. If you become aware of it, why would you NOT want to wean yourself off of toxic diet soda and find a healthier substitute? Of course it will be difficult…soda is an addiction just like cigarettes, and I am not saying it will be easy. Read this article found at Virginia Hopkins Health Watch and learn why you should give it up. In short, common soda ingredients do this:
1. artificial sweeteners in soda are excitotoxins, which kill brain cells
2. prohibits calcium absorption, which leads to osteoporosis
3. increases insulin production, which weakens blood vessels and increases risk of stroke
4. excess caffeine taps out adrenal glands, leading to fatigue and hormone imbalance
5. destroys tooth enamel, leading to decay

The doctor, in his news report, wrote:
Guaranine, is a member of the caffeine family, but unlike regular caffeine, it's full of healthy fatty acids. The good fat gives guarana a slow release. Its effect will gradually increase over a period of hours. It doesn’t pick you up and throw you down like quick release caffeine. There’s no crash with this stuff… and you don’t get any of the nervous, jittery energy you do with caffeine. Caffeine gets a bad rap sometimes, but it’s the most widely used drug in the world. And it’s a proven mental performance booster. The studies number in the hundreds. One published in Neurology found that three cups of coffee a day cuts your risk of mental decline by over 50%.
But there’s a catch… Coffee gives you a short burst of energy, but overheats and excites your body. Guarana has a cooling action that revitalizes and relaxes. The end result is more beneficial to your body. You get all the energy and alertness but remain calm, cool and collected. Guarana works its magic by releasing acetylcholine in your brain. Acetyl-choline is a neurotransmitter. It's the brain chemical that lets your nerve cells fire through the synapse or gap that exists between the trillions of neurons in your brain.
If you have lots of acetylcholine, your mind is sharp and your memory is clear. When you drink coffee in the morning, the release of acetylcholine gives you the buzz that gets you going. Coffee, on the other hand, will burn you out because it depletes your reserve of acetylcholine. Guarana is slow acting with none of the caffeine side effects, but it works in the same way. Eventually you lose your reserve of acetylcholine.

What’s your drink of choice? Is it pure, clear water? For all of us, it should be. But for most of us…it is not. If you simply cannot drink water, make a healthy choice. Watch out for the energy drinks that have heavily processed ingredients, high levels of fructose/sugars and carbs. In addition to replenishing B vitamins, Fizzy tabs (which are not heat processed) also contains 176% daily recommended value of Riboflavin. Why is that important?

Per, Riboflavin increases the metabolism of carbohydrates,fats and proteins.It is essential for normal tissue maintenance, aids digestion and helps in the functioning of the nervous system.It prevents constipation,promotes a healthy skin,nails and hair,and strengthens the mucous lining of the mouth,lips and tongue.Riboflavin also plays an important role in the health of the eyes and alleviates eye strain.This vitamin is particularly helpful in counteracting the tendency towards glaucoma. My chiropractor also said that Riboflavin deficiency is a major cause of Restless Leg Syndrome.

Diet soda drinkers beware…you are not doing yourself, or your family, and flavors by drinking it – and allowing your children to drink it. Fizzy Tabs are safe and beneficial, and come in both citrus and pomegranate flavors. God gave us the ability to make decisions, and the responsibility to provide our bodies with nutrition. Of course what you drink is your choice, just as your overall health and well being is your choice as well.

A toast to your heatlh!
Rita S.

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