Let's start out with a candylious game and see how much you already know about candy. Ready? Let's go!
So how did you do?
Knowing that you shouldn't eat more than 25g of sugar a day really makes you rethink candy doesn't it?
But if you're going to fall off the wagon, if you're going to binge eat, or just "take one piece"...
Here are the Top 10 Worst Candies to eat starting with the least amount of sugar.
Top 10 Worst Candies To Eat
...And the number one, highest sugar content candy is...
The next time you have a candy craving, check this list out before you get your sugar high on.
To learn more about sugar and why it's so harmful to you, checkout our other articles on sugar by clicking below.
The Boom Of A.I. in Health & Wellness Apps
Something genius has happened: between the boom of A.I. and advanced marketing studies, thanks to companies like Google and Apple, companies know more about you than ever before. They are able to go to the very heart of what you want most, and sell you a product “customized” for you. But the majority of multi million dollar companies didn’t get that way by putting the customer first, they earned it through marketing studies, polling data and countless live tests in beta.
Let’s look at the many Fitness App’s that claim to give you coaching. These enterprises claim to give you a coach in your pocket based on your needs. But in reality, it’s just a series of pre-recorded videos. There is no real personalization. It’s based 100% on automation driven by your input. It’s built once, and used over and over by their users, racking in substantial gains for the company.
The system works in a “if this, then that” mode- like most “personalized” services in the App world do. If a customer clicks “This”, then make “that” happen. You’re being funneled through various automated components, like a rat in a maze.
Then there are “therapy” apps that claim to provide you with a counselor for “only X amount a week”. They promise you that they will listen, give advice and help you feel better. But in reality, it’s just the same IFTTT (if this then that) model. These companies evaluate all possible responses and then give automated actions to all of them, from your texts to your emails, to what services they recommend. Think of it like Amazon. But instead they are using this model to gain your information they can later use (for free) in newer products to earn even more revenue. It’s also incredibly misleading to the folks who think they are receiving real personalized care. Most figure it out within a few weeks, but they’ve already paid for it and are out the money.
So what are you really buying? A string of automations built by computer nerds based off the polling data and marketing tests the company performed to reach maximum profit. But let’s say that none of this bothers you, let me share with you why it also doesn’t work.
AI Only Gives You What You Want, But You Don’t Always Want What You Need
Growing means doing things we don’t want to do, but that will build value and character in us. It is the journey of difficulty that makes you strong. An automated system will only do what you tell it to do. Quite frankly, most of us do know what we want, but have no idea what we need. Often we confuse the two and end up feeling like a failure. The truth is, most of us have no freaking clue what we need. Need evidence of it? Look back at yourself 15 years ago…. you thought you knew it all… but did you? You thought you needed him/her or that job….but did you? How about that awesome fashion style you rocked? What you think you need, what you want, and what you actually need are generally three different things. But a computerized system doesn’t know that.
You say you’re angry, but you’re really depressed. The automated system doesn’t know that. It can’t think, and thus will apply the wrong information into your follow-up automation. What happens when you learn the system and start ignoring it (admit it, you do it!)? What if a tragedy occurs, or you come down with the flu- no A.I. can take the place of a human being. You don’t always know what you need, so how can A. I.?
But people know what they want- they want it all, and they want it all now. Companies know this and are employing the newest technology to make money off you. From easy downloadable apps to “only 3 minute a day” programs, to vibrating belts for weight loss- they are all out there and ready to “help you”. When you engage in these, you are buying a series of responses from a computer, no more, no less. Just like Siri.
It may be more profitable to replace people, but it will never be real. If you are looking for Apps on your phone for Fitness, contact your MyCoach directly for recommendations or visit our Resource List Page to view some tried & tested Apps we support. Quick, automated, and easy will never get you anywhere worthwhile. Only dedication, will and hard work will get you there. Don’t be fooled by marketing ploys.
What Splenda Isn’t Telling You
Wouldn’t it be great if the phrase “Aspartame Free” meant it was safe? Wouldn’t it also be nice that a “Zero Calorie Sweetner” actually had zero calories? And lastly, wouldn’t it be nice to know that this product has been thoroughly studied and found safe for regular use?
That’s what the creators of this synthetically created chemical would have you believe, but those are all lies.
“Sucralose was discovered by Tate & Lyle and researchers at Queen Elizabeth College, University of London, in 1976. Tate & Lyle subsequently developed sucralose-based Splenda products in partnership with Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. “ - Wikipedia
When we are talking about Sucralose, we are talking about Splenda, and we are talking about Johnson & Johnson; the same company who threatened to sue Dr. Mercola when he was writing his book “Sweet Deception” about artificial sweeteners. So what is so bad and what is so deceptive about Splenda, after all, it is “made from sugar”.
It’s NOT Zero Calories
Splenda is made from 2 essential ingredients: Sucralose and some form of Maltodextrin. What is Maltodextrin? “While technically a complex carbohydrate because of it's low-sugar content, maltodextrin has a glycemic index of 130 (table sugar is only 65). A high glycemic index means that it goes through the digestive system and into the bloodstream very quickly.” (Read more about it HERE)
So if Maltodextrin basically is sugar, why are they putting it in a sugar free package? Moreover, 1 package of Splenda has about 4 calories… not zero. So, how do they get away with this? Well, like most things, with loopholes. Any time a product contains less than 1g of sugar, it can legally be called “sugar free”, even if it isn’t. Splenda is not sugar free.
Sucralose by itself doesn’t affect blood sugar levels, but because it is mixed with the maltodextrin, it is something that people with Type 1 Diabetes need to be aware of. Saying that Splenda is made from sugar so it tastes like sugar is a ridiculous claim considering that each packet contains 99% Maltodextrin (sugar) and less than 1% of Sucralose. Why? Because Sucralose is 600x sweeter than than sugar, so they can’t just give folks 1 sand grain of it. They need to give it a bulking agent, which is what Maltodextrin does.
Synthetic Covalently Bonded Chloride Compounds
The difference between Sucrose(sugar) and Sucralose(Splenda) is but a few atoms, but which atoms they are matter.
In order to create Sucralose, you remove a 3 select hydrogen-oxygen groups from sugar and replace them with three chlorine atoms.
Now before you completely fall asleep or zone out like you did in 10th grade, let me tell you why this matters to you.
Chlorine doesn’t bond with with organic matter, meaning, that nowhere in nature will you ever find choline “naturally” bonded to anything. When scientists synthetically bond chlorine to matter, it is called Synthetic Covalently Bonded Chloride Compound.
What products have Chlorine Bonded Compounds?
DDT PCBs Agent Orange Splenda
Because it is syntactically bonded, and because nature can not create it, your body also has no enzymes to break it down. Most of it gets digested, but there’s still plenty of this neurotoxin left in your body even up to 5 days later.
Studies Haven’t Proven Anything
The food industry isn’t much different from the drug companies when it comes to deceptive practices. The FDA was built to protect consumers by regulating drug and food manufactures. But it has become just another monster program that bends to will of corporations with large checkbooks while the American people continue to suffer and are billed for it.
The FDA requires that studies be done to prove or disprove the effectiveness and truth of a product on the market, but they don’t require that these be independently funded studies. (catching on yet?)
Splenda was introduced as the alternative to aspartame, after it’s predecessor had gotten a bad rep.
0% of the Splenda studies showed any ill health effects, and so the FDA let it sail right through, even the American Diabetes Association was on the party wagon. 0 calories. 0 sugar. 0 health issues.
But 90% of independent studies proven them wrong. Nutrisweet, like aspartame, killed 6,000 people before it was pulled. A few more studies were done by the same companies who made the product, and it was back on the shelf, “new and improved”.
Splenda has the same story line, and we are watching history repeat itself at the expense of human lives.
Less than 10% of the studies conducted pertained to the safety of Splenda. As a matter of fact, 15 were about safety, and 13 were funded by the company who makes Splenda. That’s about as fair and balanced as a Sean Hannity episode.
The longest safety study (for people who would eat it everyday) was for 4 days. That’s right. Four days.
“Sucralose has no affect on blood sugar levels” is an accurate statement, however 99% of the packet is maltodextrin (sugar) and less than 1% is the Sucralose. So what are you actually eating? Maltodextrin, a sugar bulking agent, which, is about 4 calories after ingestion. Sucralose has the same founding bonding ingredients as the world’s most toxin chemicals, which your body can not break down.
Eating some every now and again won’t kill you but neither would sniffing wasp spray, but you’re not doing that are you? The problem comes when a Type 1 Diabetic orders a tea and adds 10 Splenda packets. (who really just uses one anyway?)
If 1 packet has 4 calories and a less than 1g of sugar then our Diabetic friend just had 40 calories and let’s say about 5g of sugar.
Now if our friend does this daily, or several times a week, over a long period of time, that’s where our serious concern comes in. Splenda is known to give migraines because it’s a neurotoxin. It doesn’t completely leave your body and gets absorbed into your fatty tissue.
You and your family are the guinea pigs here, taking synthetically created chemicals to avoid the dangers of another.
Sucralose, otherwise known as Splenda is an unnatural and unhealthy product that we recommend all our Members abstain from.