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Food to Avoid - Part 2

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 11:39 AM

From the book "Food To The Rescue" by Dr. Jennifer Shell, D.C. 
Photo by Maria Lin Kim

Continued from last post - 

An important point to make is that sugar and corn sugar (also called “corn syrup”) are not the same thing. Fructose coming from corn is metabolized differently than regular sugar and triggers the buildup of triglycerides (which is fat in the blood). High triglycerides can lead to heart disease, which according to the American Heart Association, kills one of us every minute in the United States. On top of that, high-fructose corn syrup apparently doesn’t trigger hormones that should tell the body it is full. So we just keep eating and eating and eating….. 

What’s also alarming is that corn syrup and cornstarch, unles they are labelled as organic, are from genetically modified corn and are present in virtually all processed foods. These ingredients are in the dairy case, baked goods, the frozen food section, and canned and boxed foods. You know what’s coming don’t you? Yep, get rid of it. 

2. Bad Fats; These oild are heated so that foods have a longer shelf life in the grocery store. The process destroys the good properties and makes dangerous ones that can develop into cancer, heart disease…...

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