High Fructose Corn Syrup

A Healthy Heart Diet Should Not Include High Fructose Corn Syrup

…was sipping a regular soda loaded with high fructose corn syrup. He said he knew high fructose corn syrup is bad and shouldn't be part of a healthy heart diet. But he didn’t know exactly why. Many people are in that same boat. They hear high fructose corn syrup is bad, but they don’t know exactly…

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The Health-Boosting Power of Pure Maple Syrup

…Commercially produced syrups are often less reliable. You want to avoid syrups where the label reads "maple-flavored;" they probably contain additional ingredients. You also want to pass on pancake, waffle, or table syrups which are often nothing more than high fructose corn syrup with added maple flavoring…

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Debunking the Gluten-Free Myth

high insulin levels, can lead to insulin resistance and diabetes—which further increases your risk of cardiovascular disease. To avoid added sugar, check the packages of gluten-free foods carefully to make sure they don’t contain added sugar—including glucose, sucrose, high fructose corn syrup,…

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Make Healthy Breakfast Choices

…disease. * DON’T Frequent the Drive-Thru: No only do fast food breakfasts contain a jackpot of sugar, many are high in damaging hydrogenated oils, white flour, high fructose corn syrup and calories! * DON’T Eat Processed Meats: Breakfast meats like bacon and sausage are loaded with salt, sodium nitrate…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…Seeing "low-calorie" on a food label means it’s healthy. Listed among the ingredients of many so-called healthy low calorie foods is sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, or other unneeded sweeteners. That's especially true if the product is low-fat since many manufacturers unwittingly replace sugar for fat…

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Cholesterol Testing and Children: Should Children Take Statin Drugs?

…maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We need to encourage children to exercise and not allow them to eat sugar, soda, high-fructose corn syrup, and processed junk food. Those things—not high cholesterol—are what is making them fat, insulin resistant, diabetic, and vulnerable to early heart disease. Unfortunately…

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How to Control Your Sugar Intake

…control sugar intake. The best way to do so is to avoid it in the first place! * There’s Really Nothing “Sweet” About Sugar * Why High-Fructose Corn Syrup is Health Enemy #1

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Shopping Tips for a Healthy Heart Diet

…which isn’t good. You also want to avoid products that contain sugars (any ingredient that ends in “ose” is a sugar), and especially high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). * Fresh is always best, even when it comes to herbs and spices. Now it's your turn: What's on your healthy grocery shopping list?…

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Vitamin K2 & It’s Benefits

…food market that ships natto and all kinds of great Japanese foods. Though I didn’t see them listed, I have read comments online that high fructose corn syrup and MSG appear on the label, but those ingredients are stated elsewhere in the seasoning packets, which you can just discard. If you just…

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Eating Healthier By Avoiding These 10 Foods

…pickle contains a whopping 1,400 mg! If you love pickles, check your health-food store for low sodium, or preferably no sodium, varieties. * High fructose corn syrup (HFCS). This insidious sugar contributes to a whole host of cardiovascular problems—come back to my blog on Monday, and I’ll tell you…

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The 14 Most Dangerous Toxins to the Heart

…potassium and magnesium. So, if you need to take medications you want to supplement accordingly. 3. Alcohol. Overindulgence ages the body. 4. High-fructose corn syrup. This sweetener is added to thousands of processed food items and is particularly prominent in soft drinks. It promotes inflammation, obesity…

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Protect Your Heart Health with a Sugar-Free Diet

…sugar-free diet. 6 Tips for Eating a Sugar-Free Diet 1. Read labels. Most of the sugar you eat is “hidden,” usually under the guise of high fructose corn syrup in processed foods. Do everything you can to avoid these sneaky sugar products in your heart health diet. 2. Steer clear of doughnuts, cookies…

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