Big Bad Corn

If you are trying to shift some weight, or having health problems due to your immune system being compromised, then the first thing you need to modify in your day to day eating habits is your sugar intake. Know this: pure sugar is better than artificial sugar. And pure sugar is much better than corn syrup, also known as High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). But do we really need any of those things? Can’t we just eat some fruit, and use pure raw honey, Xylitol, Rice syrup and Stevia as sweeteners instead? That’s what I’ve been doing. That, and a lot of cleansing with raw vegetable and fruit juices (with some of the pulp left in – for fibres sake). And you know, once you break the waist-bulging-grind of the daily sugar fix, there’s room for some sugar. Mindful sugar, I call it.

Below is an infographic explaining the theory behind HFCS turning up in the ingredients list of nearly every confectionary bar, cake, biscuit, soft drink, and takeaway burger on the market. This is just for your information, because information is power, and power is something we need to take back from the food corporations. I’ve taken to making my own treats, which I’ll be posting under the Paleo tab, above this post, later in the week. But for now, just know that I’m a big believer in Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar series of ebooks, and now, also available in an old-fashioned paper book as well. I love her philosophies so much so, I’ve become an affiliate re-seller, and I’ll be linking to them throughout my paleo posts from now on. You probably don’t need these books to get sugar and HFCS out of your life, but they’re a great kickstart to creating a life without sugar—especially if you’re a sugar addict and you feel you’ve lost control. (I’ll blog more about my sugar journey later, but for now, also know that I’m a die-hard-sugar-addict/hypocrite, I eat mass quantities of chocolate whenever I need to. It’s what I do, but I always buy good quality organic chocolate, and at least I’m living by that ol’ rule of 80/20: eat healthy eighty percent of the time, while eating what I want the other twenty! And all I want that’s naughty is chocolate!)

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Comments

  1. Great post, I’m so glad you shared this info. I have been trying to stay away from sugar lately, but I never realized how many products have large amounts of sugar!

    • Michellina Van Loder says:

      Thanks Lindsay, you’d be amazed at the difference it makes to your health when giving it up. Some people are really strict about it, but i eat a lot of fruit, raw honey and few blocks of organic chocolate; but apart from those, I’m sugar free. It takes about a month of going 100% sugar free to see/feel the difference; and I’ve done this a few times, finding it torturous both times

  2. Very cool article and graphic. But man….I’m pretty sure life without candy would be unlivable. 😛

    • Michellina Van Loder says:

      I know. I try to make sure it’s at least real sugar, GMO free, organic, trans fat free, gluten free- yeh, like we need a degree just about, so that we can keep ahead of the companies that want to make us fat!

  3. I really loved this post, Miche and found it very useful info. I do have a ‘slight’ sugar addiction which I’m working on rectifying big time and reading this post has been another push in the right direction :)

    And thanks heaps for the pingback…always appreciated ♥

    Love ya
    XXXX

  4. I WAS A VEGETARIAN FOR OVER 25 YEARS– & IN THE PAST 5 YEARS HAVE BECOME A PESCETARIAN– AS SINCE WE LIVE ON A COLD WATER LAKE– & WE HAVE LOTS OF TROUT– WE NOW EAT FISH BUT NO MEAT——- WE HAVE BEEN GLUTEN FREE– FOR SOME TIME NOW– & AS TOTALLY SUGAR FREE AS POSSIBLE– FOR ABOUT 4 YEARS NOW—- I USE A TOTALLY NATURAL PRODUCT CALLED “JUST LIKE SUGAR”– IF I AM NOT USING HONEY– OR MAPLE SYRUP– ETC- ETC -ETC– AT CHRISTMAS TIME OUR NEIGHBORS BROUGHT US SOME FUDGE & REGULAR COOKIES– I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WE WERE THINKING— BUT WE ATE A PIECE OF FUDGE & A COOKIE— WE BOTH THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO DIE——- WE WON’T DO THAT AGAIN— IT TOOK WEEKS FOR OUR SYSTEMS TO GET BACK TO OUR NORMAL!!!! –PS– I’M NOT YELLING AT YOU— MY EYE SIGHT IS REALLY BAD TODAY– I WAS EXPOSED TO SOME CHEMCIALS– & I CAN’T SEE WELL TODAY—– SO I’M USING ALL CAPS TO HELP ME READ— PLEASE FORGIVE ME–THIS WAS VERY GOOD INFORMATION– THANKS FOR SHARING!!!—– LATER—–

    • Michellina Van Loder says:

      Dear sonda, you are forgiven for your caps. My eyes can get effected from exposures too; I stay away from the laptop when that happens. I hope it wasn’t something too bad, and do hope you recover soon. I would love to be a pescetarian! You are so lucky to live near a lake with lots of fish. Take care

  5. I tried to like this, but it created a like through my Facebook account – weird! Anyway, totally agree – corn – boo!

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