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10 Weeks to Healthful Living - Week Five

Posted on August 4, 2016 at 6:55 PM

WEEK FIVE: Read Labels

Follow three key rules for buying ...

1. Do NOT buy/eat anything that contains High Fructose Corn Syrup. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a type of sugar that has been processed and combined with corn syrup to produce a cheap, easily dissolvable sweetener. But the liver quickly absorbs this sugar where it is converted into fat. Since your brain doesn't recognize HFCS as regular food, it never shuts off the appetite center -- so you keep eating. Blood sugar levels rise, massive amounts of insulin is recruited to metabolize it and then you crash and feel hungry again. It is found in soft drinks, fruit juices, salad dressings and baked goods. Read the food labels of products in your pantry and refrigerator and throw out all products that contain HFCS.

2. Do NOT buy/eat any prepared food that has more than five ingredients. This is a good indicator that you are not eating real food but instead, something created in a chemical lab to simulate food.

3. Do NOT buy/eat products that contain ingredients that you cannot pronounce. Keep it simple. Keep it REAL! And keep it organic whenever possible.