Thought I'd write about this a bit today.
Ya'll know that soda should be avoided, as they're just awful for weight management and full of empty calories and chemicals that have no business being in your body.
This article is about one of those chemicals... BVO, or Brominated Vegetable Oil, which imparts that "day glo" color to some sodas... mostly citrus sodas like Mountain Dew, Squirt, Fanta.... and the electrolyte replacement sports drinks known as Gatorade or Powerade.
BVO is used most frequently as a fire retardant.
Bromine, bromides are halogens that interfere with iodine in the body.
As you know, that number at the end of our thyroid hormones, T1, T2, T3, T4... is how many iodine atoms are attached to the main thyroid hormone.
Iodine is necessary in other places in our bodies.
But not tons of it, as too much can mess trigger an auto-antibody attack on the thyroid.
So putting a halogen that interferes with iodine into our bodies its not a good thing.
BVO has been banned in India, Europe and Japan.
There's no way we can control every thing that comes down the pike as being "bad" for us.
That said there are small changes we can make, substitutions... phase out things we're using not necessarily because we're in love with them, but just because they're convenient.... for healthier alternatives.
A lot of small do-able changes can add up make a big difference.
Anyways, here's an article that sums it all up nicely. healthychild.org/blog/comments/why_are_the
Honor your body, take care of youse!
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