High Fructose Corn Syrup—most of us are aware by now that we should avoid this when we are reading our grocery store labels. Lately, I have been shocked at how many proclaimed “healthy” products actually contain it. I thought I would share just a few more health risks associated with regular consumption of these products.
I would like to share a brief excerpt from my favorite book “Bring Back Vitality” by Bea White and Lori Petrucciani ND
Health Concerns if HFCS
1/3 of products that contain HFCS also contain mercury
HFCS is 45 % glucose which is more quickly absorbed but the body than sugar, causing a blood sugar spike. This can lead to insulin resistance and diabetes
Weigh gain and obesity: A 2010 Princeton University study found that high fructose corn syrup caused significantly more weight gain than regular sugar
Fat cell accumulation
High Blood Pressure
High lipid cholesterol
Type 2 Diabetes
This excerpt is from page 160 of this fabulous guide-book Bring Back Vitality —which is available for purchase on the store page of this WEBSITE
Also learn more by visiting their SITE. Hats off to these two wellness warriors that took it upon themselves to write such an understandable guideline and handbook to overall wellness using Food As Medicine!
I’ve had several patients lately inquiring about some of the newest water enhancers and asking if they are safe. This prompted me to look into them (although I suspected them evil when I heard the word –Enhance.) Here is the research I have done—
Food companies have recently developed brand new “water enhancers” and are cashing in the big bucks. Here’s a shock!-Water enhancers contain NO Natural ingredients.
They do contain:
1. Artificial Sweeteners- like the dreaded sucralose (AKA Splenda) and we all know how terrible those are for us. Animal studies show that sucralose decreases the amount of good bacteria in the stomach by close to 50%. EEK We need those good bacteria to process the nutrient out of our foods and get them to the cells of our bodies. If you are new to the blog–I will refer you back to This Link
2. Food Dyes- need I really say more after you have read Susan’s story? Here is the link
3. Ace-K- Acesulfame Potassium is the only sweetener on the Earth that is worse that Aspartame (aka-formaldahyde in your brain.) It is made from methylene chloride which is a well-known carcinogen. Really?
4. Proplylene Glycol- This is a mineral oils that has been known to cause allergic reactions and central nervous system depression–do you really want to drink this all day?
This leads me to my main point. Let’s flavor our water naturally. My family doesn’t enjoy the taste of water so much. We initially threw in some lemons and have now graduated to adding cucumber slices and some fresh mint from the garden. One of my friends has recently written a book on vitality and has been selling water bottles with infusers to naturally enhance the water. I love mine! I have been adding fruit, berries, and herbs and have been drinking my target amount daily.
To calculate your target amount—take your body weight (lbs) divided by 2 and that equals the number of ounces of water you need daily just to stay hydrated—that is the minimum amount of water you should drink daily.
The staff and I all purchased the Bring Back Vitality water infuser bottles and have more available if anyone would like to purchase one. Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (317) 217-2626. The bottles are $15.00 and well worth it!
Bring Back Vitality Infuser Bottles
Here is a great recipe for some detox water you can make and drink all day!
Please visit http://www.bringbackvitality.com for more great information and to order the bottles online!