REPLACE: Artificial sweeteners
1️⃣”Artificial sweeteners change the gut bacteria which may lead to weight gain and risk of type 2 diabetes.”(1)
2️⃣Artificial sweeteners have been shown to eliminate good bacteria in your gut. A healthy gut is what helps eliminate colds, flu, infections, depression, chronic fatigue, cancer, etc. In one study, rats were given sucralose for 12 weeks and their good bacteria decreased by 47-80% and after another 12 weeks off of sucralose the gut had not repaired itself. (2)
ADD-IN: More water and clean water
Did you know 75% of Americans are dehydrated? And the majority of them don’t even know it.
Water is amazing!
1. Flushes out body waste. One of the best ways to detox.
2. Maintains blood pressure and body temperature
3. Lubricates joints
4. Essential for kidneys to perform
5. Can activate metabolism up by 30%
6. Improves skin
7. Helps with cognitive function like mental alertness and focus
8. Can help with asthma, hyperglycemia, UTI’s, and more
9. Helps absorb and transport minerals throughout the body
10. Cushions the brain and spinal cord.
… and the list of benefits goes on and on. (3).
Remember to try to drink an ounce or half an ounce of water for each pound you weigh.
Why clean water?
49 states are known to be contaminated with PFAS substances. These chemicals come from fire retardants, water repellents and nonstick cookware. The biggest source of water contamination comes from fire fighting foam spray and sprays used by airport and military personnel. PFAS do not biodegrade and they accumulate in the environment and in animals and humans.(4)