During a Monday night lecture as an undergrad at Indiana University, I was in Ballantine Hall exploring the web as I'm guilty of usually doing. I came across this insightful presentation given by Dr. Amy Lee, who is the founder and director of the Integrative Wellness Center in Los Angeles, CA. Right then, I knew I could trust this article since most of Southern California is in tune with the health and fitness scene.
Dr. Amy Lee stressed the importance of avoiding High-Fructose Corn Syrup. My initial thought is what even is high-fructose corn syrup? High-fructose corn syrup is a manmade sweetener that is found in a wide range of processed foods, from ketchup and cereals to crackers and salad dressings. High-Fructose Corn Syrup is twenty times sweeter than sugar. Fairly disturbing and that's not all - this man-made carb is completely banned in Canada, China, and The European Union, yet somehow still very legal in the U.S.
I now start reading the ingredients on the nutrition labels of all condiments, snacks, sauces and any other processed foods. By eliminating this one, addictive carb can make drastic changes for your diet and body. I really focus on eating fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, and healthy proteins. I hope you take this secret and run with it.