Posts Tagged ‘HFCS’

Sept 14th 2011 – What is healthy living anyway? A major “call to action” is given. Is your lifestyle contributing to the growing obesity, heart disease, cancer and diabetes rate, if so what are you going to do about it? Preventative health care is as easy as moving everyday, eating right and supporting yourself and others in health! many shout outs to great organizations to follow.

 

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Sept 7th 2011 – Peanut butter, natural or not? Eleni K discuss the infamous pb&j sandwich. Foods full of HFCS and Hydrogenated oil (trans fats) are not good. Learn which breads and peanut butters are better for you. Get better health by eating better, hear tips on making a better pb&j as well as the Weekly Fitness Challenge.

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Oregonian article on PB & J

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July 15th 2011 – Listener comments and questions addressed regarding mac n cheese with veggies, hiit training, recovery drinks and more!Plus 2 more things wrong with HFCS to worry about.

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HFCS article

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July 11 2011 – Slurpee day! Free slurpees at 7/11 all day today… but what’s in it? Learn about foaming agents, HFCS, soduim laurel sulphate, antacids and more. How to detox the body with clean eating. Drinking water and stomach pH. Plus men like cuddling too.

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More about slurpees http://www.slurpee.com/Flavors/

More about foaming agents http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quillaia

Water changing stomach pH Mercola article

Men and cuddling webMD article

You may have recently heard the interesting tidbit that HFCS wants to be called corn sugar now. And sugar is po’d about it. Well they should be. After all, HFCS is not sugar it is High Fructose Corn Syrup. It takes days to make and several processes before it becomes its totally unnatural self….  HFCS is not sugar, it is processed in the body differently and it has no business being called sugar. So why is it suggesting it then… because people have caught on to HFCS. They launched a media campaign to clean up their name but that does not seem to be working. Time to latch onto what people will be ok with, sugar. In a time where many people are considering a cleaner approach to food (eat whole foods / not man made substances) being labeled as sugar makes more sense. Thinking that sugar and butter and red meat are not the devil but ok in moderation…oops balance (read this post) maybe sugar or HFCS masked under the name of sugar will be ok too. Although brilliant marketing, the bottom line is, sugar isn’t good for you either.

So I’m not buying it and neither should you, here is why….

The processing of whole substance to make alternate food products opens up a whole new realm of problems. Stick with natural forms of food. Cancel out as much refined and processed stuff from your diet as possible. Refined cane sugar and HFCS are both bad for you.  But it’s no argument that HFCS undergoes significantly more processing.

Not enough reason for you? How about this….

HFCS also affects obesity levels in rats and humans more than table sugar by lowering the production of leptin (this hormone tells you that you’re full) in the body, which contributes to obesity at a higher % rate.

That was my 2 cents, here is what Dr. Cirian had to say….

My take on sweeteners: go to a 12 step group and get off of them! Otherwise I would say to only partake in the sins of a substance that should be regulated like alcohol during holidays, birthdays, special occasions or if you are traveling through some yummy areas in Europe. If you are going to partake in levels of sweetness that are killing America then I recommend using real, unrefined cane sugar. Otherwise stay away from anything that is new, trendy and or made in a laboratory. I would even say eat refined white sugar over things like high fructose corn syrup or any artificial or no carb sweeteners. Even Agave Nectar has been exposed and found to be just as bad as high fructose corn syrup. Your best bet is to eat sweets like grandma would of made. Sugar is much better handled by the body if it is with something containing some good fats. Think butter or milk!

Ok enough for now, if we get started on sucralose/Splenda, aspartame, acesulfame potassium, agave syrup etc etc we could be here all day.

EAT REAL FOOD!

posted by Eleni