Recent investigations carried out by the University of Colorado have proven that constant usage of HFCS (High fructose corn syrup) can seriously deteriorate the health of our brain, heart and stomach.
The HFC is sweetener made of cornstarch whose chemical properties can cause grave health problems such as: heartburn, gastritis, heart attack, hypertension, stroke, diabetes and obesity. It´s very difficult to avoid the consumption of this substance if you don´t keep a healthy diet.
We are going to show you 8 products that you should eliminate from your diet because they are full of high fructose corn syrup. If you stop using this products, your will improve your health to a great extent.
- Carbonated drinks
A can of coke can contain up to 50 grams of added sugar, exceeding the limit of daily dosage of sugar for people. This could cause the diabetes issues and obesity.
We recommend you to replace the carbonated drinks and juices with soda. Certain brands offer naturally flavored water that has no added sugar in it.
- Candy bars
In order to make this kind of sweets, you naturally have to use a lot of sugar. But to use that much of it is as harmful as corn syrup. There are some brands that add the HFCS to their candy bars.
You should make your own candy bars with just half a spoon of sugar, and without using the ones they sell in the supermarkets.
- Sweeten-up yoghurts
Many people think that all types of yoghurt are healthy. The ones that are low in calories and have high levels of probiotics really are good for your health, but there are certain types that aren´t. You have to be cautious when choosing your yoghurt.
There are yoghurts low in fat or completely fat-free ones that are on the other hand full of sugar. And the favorite sweetener for this type of yoghurt? You´ve guessed it, it´s the HFCS.
To avoid confusion we recommend you to buy natural yoghurt and add flavor via extracts such as vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa powder or by adding small pieces of fruit.
- Macaroni and cheese
The famous macaroni and cheese boxes have become an essential part of our diets due to the fact they are cheap and easy to prepare. The problem with this food, the same as with other types of fast food is that their producers add them the HFCS in addition to all the other artificial ingredients.
We recommend you to prepare your own fast food with natural ingredients. Replace the artificial cheese with mozzarella or some other type of cheese and let it melt. If you want to make a hamburger, buy fresh meat instead of the frozen one in the supermarket.
- Granola bars
Granola is good for your health, but not if you´re eating it in the form of granola bar!
Granola bars are usually sweetened with a lot of HFCS, and they also add them other ingredients such as dehydrated fruit, honey, raisins and then bake them all together. The quantity of sugar needed to prepare these bars is even bigger than for candy bars.
Although a lot of people tend to eat granola bars as a snack, they shouldn´t do so, since they are full of sugar and contain high levels of calories. We recommend you to eat granola with cereal instead.
- Barbecue sauces and ketchup
Barbecue sauces have three times higher levels of fructose corn syrup in their structure than canned tomato sauces. In addition to causing hypertension, they also cause stomach problems such as heartburn or gastritis.
You should immediately eliminate this food, since it´s of no good to any aspect of your health.
- Sports and energy drinks
Drinks like Gatorade sound like a great solution if you want to stay hydrated and sustain energy if you practice any sport. Energy drinks on the other hand can help you stay awake if you need to pull an all-nighter. But neither of them is good for your health.
Don´t be fooled by these stories – there is nothing as good as water for quenching your thirst, increase the levels of hydration and regain energy.
Keep in mind this information the next time you´re out buying food. Pay attention to the labels and make sure that there is no HFCS in the products for the sake of your health.
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