10 Possible Causes of the Obesity Epidemic

It’s well accepted that reduced physical activity and fast food are linked to obesity. But the evidence that these are the main causes of obesity is largely circumstantial. To stimulate debate, experts suggest 10 other possible causes of obesity, outlined in the International Journal of Obesity.

  1. Sleep debt. Getting too little sleep can increase body weight. Today, many get less shut eye than ever.
  2. Pollution. Hormones control body weight. And many of today’s pollutants affect our hormones.
  3. Air conditioning. You have to burn calories if your environment is too hot or too cold for comfort. But more people than ever live and work in temperature-controlled homes and offices.
  4. Decreased smoking. Smoking reduces weight. People smoke much less than they used to.
  5. Medicine. Many different drugs including contraceptives, steroid hormones, diabetes drugs, some antidepressants, and blood pressure drugs can cause weight gain. Use of these drugs is on the upswing.
  6. Population age, ethnicity. Middle-aged people and Hispanic-Americans tend to be more obese than young European-Americans. Americans are getting older and more Hispanic.
  7. Older moms. There’s some evidence that the older a woman is when she gives birth, the higher her child’s risk of obesity. Women are giving birth at older and older ages.
  8. Ancestors’ environment. Some influences may go back two generations. Environmental changes that made a grandparent obese may “through a fetal driven positive feedback loop” visit obesity on the grandchildren.
  9. Obesity is linked to fertility. There is some evidence obese people are more fertile than lean ones. If obesity has a genetic component, the percentage of obese people in the population should increase.
  10. Unions of obese spouses. Obese women tend to marry obese men, and if obesity has a genetic component, there will be still more obese people in the next generation.

These other contributing factors deserve more attention and study. Even more explanations include: a fat-inducing virus; increases in childhood depression; less consumption of dairy products; and hormones used in agriculture. What do you think can be attributed to the epidemic?

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APPLE CIDER VINEGAR IN A GUMMY

I recently discovered a new apple cider vinegar (ACV) supplement by Goli Nutrition. It’s basically ACV in the form of a gummy. “I’ll tell you what, it’s fabulous!”

  • Source of antioxidant
  • Has Vitamins B9 & B12
  • Promotes general good health
  • Help improve your daily health
  • Contains pectin, a source of dietary fiber
  • Uses pectin as a natural prebiotic to support a healthy gut and immune system
  • Includes the Mother: a healthy strain of bacteria, antioxidants, and enzymes
  • Mask the unpleasant taste of apple cider vinegar
  • Perfect addition to your balanced diet and exercise wellness program
  • Vegan, Gluten-Free, Gelatin-Free, Kosher, Non-GMO

“Just two gummies is the equivalent of a full shot of ACV, but without the bitter vinegar taste!”

“What’s so great about apple cider vinegar?”

For one thing it supports healthy digestion. The enzymes found in ACV, as well as pectin fiber, help support the growth of good gut bacteria important for digestion.

ACV is great for weight management too! Studies have shown that ACV, in conjunction with a well-balanced diet, supports healthy weight. In fact, it helps reduce appetite. It increases the feeling of being full, and helps you stay full longer.

Aside of weight management, and digestive support, ACV can support a healthy immune system, through establishing a healthy gut. A healthy immune system supports the production of energy, as it contains essential nutrients involved in energy production for when you are lacking.

Plus, the amino acids in ACV, as well as the potassium and enzymes, may help relieve post-exercise fatigue. ACV supports heart health, and a healthy cardiovascular system, by maintaining good cholesterol levels already within a normal/healthy range.

ACV is just an overall healthy way to supplement your diet, combined with a balanced diet, sufficient exercise and rest, improving quality of life through a healthy lifestyle!

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) – Super Supplement

More About Goli Gummies

Goli Nutrition not only has the one-and-only, best tasting ACV gummies, they are a super company! All Goli ingredients and products are sourced, and made here in the U.S.A., at a state-of-the art facility that is certified organic, allergen free, and kosher. These Goli gummies are made with the purest non-GMO ingredients, have no preservatives, chemicals or artificial ingredients.

Goli gummies are more than just a concentrated ACV supplement, they are also infused with other superfood ingredients, adding even more healthy benefits that contribute to overall good health. Goli gummies are made with:

  • Beetroots – are a great source of Fiber, nitrates, and folates. It helps in detoxification and lowers blood pressure.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) – is high in Acetic Acid, lowers blood pressure, improves digestive health, and aids in reducing weight loss.
  • Pomegranate – are rich in fiber, vitamins & minerals. They are powerful antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Vitamin B12 – helps with energy, assisting with consistent exercise and weight loss goals.
  • Citric Acid – acts as an antioxidant and can neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals.
  • Vitamin B9 – folic acid helps produce new cells and reduces the risk of anemia and blood pressure.

I highly recommend these amazing, super gummies as part of your daily supplementation routine! I’ve been using them for a while now, and I can’t deny the amazing benefits I have felt and experienced. Goli gummies are delicious, easy on the teeth, and easy to take. Try them for yourself! Use my code: vegariffic and save when you shop on the Goli site. Or use this direct link: Go Goli.