SUNDAY TIMES Style magazine

WHAT’S THE ALTERNATIVE?

Q I am addicted to diet cola, which I drink to give me a lift and to stop me snacking or overeating. I am an otherwise healthy eater, but worry about the effect on my teeth. Can you suggest something to satisfy my cravings?

A You are right to be concerned. Diet colas contain many chemicals and sugar substitutes, as well as caffeine and preservatives, such as sodium benzoate, that are not considered good for the body. Such drinks also contain phosphoric acid, which will erode teeth enamel and bones if intake is high.

Klamath blue-green algae, harvested from Upper Klamath Lake, in Oregon, is rich in essential nutrients, including amino acids, fatty acids and minerals. vitalLIFE pure organic Klamath blue-green algae (from Simply Vital) also contains phenylethylamine, a chemical that occurs naturally in the body. This helps to increase the quantity of dopamine in your brain; it should reduce cravings and give a natural “high”.

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