Research Confirms: This is NOT a “Health Food”

April 26th, 2015
Big Food wants you eating this at every meal. Problem is, it does nothing to improve your health. In fact, eating this food could be putting your health in danger.

It’s one of those foods that most people think they need to eat more of. That starting your day with it is a good way to help boost your health. And you can’t blame them for thinking that.

The government’s Choose My Plate program says you should eat it every day for vitamin D3, potassium, and calcium. In the U.K., the Dairy Council promotes eating it as a way to help aid weight loss…even control digestive disorders like inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome.

It sounds like something you should be going out of your way to get more of. But new research reveals this “health food” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Researchers in Spain looked at the diets of 4,445 adults over the course of three and a half years. They found people who ate this every day saw no more benefit than those who had it a few times a week. In fact, they weren’t any healthier than people who never ate this food.

The authors concluded that those who ate this product regularly, “did not display any significant improvement in their . . . physical component of quality of life.”

Their bones weren’t stronger. They didn’t lose any more weight. And they weren’t living any longer.

When it comes to your health, it would be bad enough if eating this food was useless. But the truth is this wholesome food could be a quiet killer.

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