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Phosphates are common food additives that could be making you tired and lazy

It is known that eating processed foods can take a toll on your health for they are made with chemicals toxic to the body. In a new study, researchers report that inorganic phosphate — a common preservative and flavor enhancer added to most foods in the Western diet — can leave you feeling tired and lazy.  In the study, a team of U.S. researchers looked at how eating too much food with phosphate influences exercise intolerance and physical inactivity. For the study, the research team examined lab mice that were fed with a diet containing high amounts of phosphate. Then, they measured the oxygen uptake of the animals during exercise, which showed less capacity for movement and the inability to make enough fatty acids needed to feed their muscles.  Read more...

 

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