Read the Answer: Is an Ice Cream Binge Bad for the Heart?
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is found in many processed foods and is one of the leading causes of obesity. A few food products with HFCS include soda, jellies, icecreams, popcorn, cereals with heart healthy claims (a total bummer), yoplait yogurt, and flavored drinks. Some times it is called high fructose corn syrup and the other times it is referred to as “Corn Sugar” and it probably has many other fancy names. If you cannot understand an ingredient from the ingredient list on any food products, simply avoid buying that food!
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Unless you’re a scientist, often the scientific research is so full of jargon that it’s hard to understand, let alone know what’s real and true.
Is Fat Killing You, or Is Sugar?
It’s one of many cautionary tales about assessing dietary data. Everyone wants to be healthy, and most of us like eating, so we’re easily swayed by any new finding, no matter how dubious. Publishers know this all too well and continually ply us with diet and health books of varying degrees of respectability and uplift. The most prominent on the current menu are Sylvia Tara’s “The Secret Life of Fat” (Norton) and “The Case Against Sugar,” by Gary Taubes (Knopf). Both present a range of cutting-edge dietary research, both say that fat is unfairly maligned, and both inadvertently end up revealing that the science behind their claims is complex and its findings hard to translate into usable advice.
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Dr. Eric Berg talks about the type of carbs that you need to avoid on the ketogenic diet. The keto diet instructs people to reduce your carbs to 20-50 grams. However, you have the net carbs (total minus fiber) and the glycemic index of carbs. Keep your sugars at zero, and consume low glycemic carbs.