These “Health" Drinks Are Aging You Faster, Making You Disease-Prone, And ...Keeping You FAT!

Plus, 3 simple things you can do to slow (and even reverse) the aging process so you can look and feel years younger!

Shin Ohtake
Shin Ohtake

Creator of Max Workouts

a superfood drink with its nutrtion facts
a superfood drink with its nutrtion facts
a superfood drink with its nutrtion facts

Dear Reader,

I’ll get straight to the point…

If you’ve been fooled into thinking those so-called “healthy” green juices lining the shelves of grocery stores are good for you in any way, shape, or form, this article will come as a shock to you.  These “all natural” drinks are so bad for you that instead of drinking one of those…

You might as well guzzle down a can of sugary soda!

Look, it’s been my life’s work (for over 20 years now) to help people lose weight and get healthy.  So, you can imagine the look of horror on my face when I read the Nutrition Facts label on an 8 ounce bottle of “Odwalla Superfood Original”.  Can you guess what was on that label?  I’ll tell you exactly what…

This measly little 8 ounce “green drink” has a whopping 25 grams of sugar!  That’s 3.125 grams of sugar per ounce.

Ounce for ounce, that’s about the same amount of sugar in a can of Coke!

That’s no exaggeration either…12 ounces of Coca Cola has 39 grams of sugar.  That’s 3.25 grams of sugar per ounce.

Even worse, this “Superfood” drink is one of the “healthier” options.  I didn’t cherry-pick the worst product they offer to make my point.  No, I actually chose the healthiest one!

Steam wouldn’t be blowing out of my ears over this if it weren’t for the fact that these drinks are marketed to you as being “healthy” using words like “antioxidant-rich”, “superfood”, or “vitamins and nutrients”.  Oh please.  At least Coke isn’t trying to get you to believe their drinks are healthy, you know what I mean?

Now wait a second, why am I making such a fuss over how much sugar is in these so-called “healthy” green drinks?  And, aren’t I forgetting that they are also full of anti-oxidants, veggies, have loads of nutrients, and are fat-free?  Good questions.  And I’m going to answer all of them…

First, let me explain the root of the problem…

The #1 biggest cause of aging, disease and weight-gain is inflammation in your body.  Inflammation is caused by many different things, but one of the worst offenders is your diet.  You know the saying, “you are what you eat”?  Well it’s completely true…and of all the things you put in your mouth, there is one food that causes the MOST inflammation and damage…


That’s right.  Sugar is the top reason why the rate of obesity and type 2 diabetes are out of control.  Not only does sugar make you fat and sick, it’s also the biggest cause of premature aging!

(Listen, I could go on for days about how sugar makes you fat, sick and old.  But, I’m going to try and sum this up quickly for you because I want to show you three simple things you can do to reverse aging — yes, it is scientifically proven that you CAN reverse damage that’s already been done, shed those extra pounds, and boost your energy so high you’ll practically feel like a teenager again.)


How Sugar Causes Weight-Gain

Eating too much sugar causes your insulin to spike (you can think of insulin as your “fat-storing” hormone).  The reason it spikes is because when you eat too much sugar, your body converts the excess into fat and stores it.  Unfortunately, it’s very common for the fat to be stored in places like your belly, hips and thighs — leaving you with “trouble spots”.  And if you KEEP eating sugar, it eventually overwhelms your body and breaks down the way you metabolizes sugar, which can lead to common ailments like fatigue all the way to chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and even heart disease.  This is serious!

How Sugar Causes Disease & Accelerates Aging

Inflammation in your body is caused by cell-damaging molecules called free radicals.  I’m sure you’ve heard this term before.  Free radicals are actually just a byproduct of processes that occur naturally in your body.  Normally, your body can get rid of free radicals and extinguish inflammation on it’s own.  However, when there’s an influx of free radical production, your body simply can’t keep up and extinguish all of it.  And that’s when inflammation gets out of control, speeding up your aging process.  Before you know it, you’ve got achy joints, dehydrated and wrinkly skin, loss of muscle tone, and all kinds of health problems.

It’s like a forest fire.  The fire fighters can control the fire if there aren’t other elements, like wind.  But if there are strong winds,  the fire can quickly get out of control.  Sugar has the same damaging effect on your body because it skyrockets the production of free radicals, which is what causes all that inflammation in the first place.

So you see, that’s the issue with these green drinks that are being marketed as “healthy” for you.  I don’t care how much antioxidant content or nutrients they claim are in that bottle — it’ll NEVER be enough to offset the inflammation and damage caused by the truckloads of sugar they dump into it!

Enough about how these cleverly marketed “health” drinks make you fat, sick and old.  I think you get the point.

Here’s one of the things I recommend you do instead (there are several more and I’ll get to those soon):

It’s simple.  Instead of “drinking” your fruits and veggies, eat them.  This is the by far the best way to get all of the inflammation-fighting anti-oxidants, vitamins, fiber, and minerals to boost your health.  And because you’re eating these foods instead of drinking them, it’s practically impossible to go overboard on the sugar.

Of course, you’ll still be consuming sugar (fructose) when you eat fruit, but here’s why it’s NOTHING like drinking fruit juice: the fiber that’s in fruit helps cancel out the negative effects of sugar by lowering your insulin and preventing inflammation.  Those juices have ZERO fiber.  The sugar industry would love for you to believe that “sugar is sugar” in any form, but don’t you dare fall for that load of B.S.!

Here’s a list of fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants (print this out and stick it to your fridge):

  • Leafy Greens: Kale, Chard, Mustard Greens, Collards, Parsley, Spinach, Arugula, Baby Greens, Endives

  • Cruciferous Vegetables: Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Bok Choy

  • Alliums: Onions, shallots, Garlic, Leeks

  • Brightly Colored Produce: Purple tomatoes, Red leaf lettuce, Radicchio, Red cabbage, Purple Cauliflower, Purple Kale, Red Peppers, Beets

  • Fruits & Berries: Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Acai berries (the actual berries, not those scammy diet pills for God’s sake!), Cherries, Cranberries, Apple, Oranges, Watermelon, Grapefruit, Plum

Of course, this isn’t a comprehensive list, but it’s a damn good start if you want to stop the aging process from spiraling out of control.  You CAN look (and feel) a decade younger, drop the excess weight and re-ignite your metabolism, but you’ve got to start cutting down on your sugar intake.

Alright, I was going to end this article here, but I have two more anti-aging and fat-burning “secrets” that are so simple and insanely effective that it would be wrong for a health nut like me to save them for later.  So let’s move on to “Awful Thing #2” that you MUST avoid if you want to stop and reverse the effects of inflammation, so you can look and feel years younger…

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