Nutritious Life

Brining Nutrition to Daily Life

Cancer cells love high fructose corn syrup August 6, 2010

Filed under: All,General,Nutritional Information — nutritiouslife12 @ 8:44 am

If you are still consuming  foods that contain high fructose corn syrup, you may want to rethink your food choices. It may taste good now, but it is worth the risk?

Check out this interesting article I found this morning:


Hidden Sugar March 12, 2010

Average amount of hidden sugar, per person, per year:

1700’s – 4lbs

1800’s – 18lbs

1900 – 90lbs

2010 – 180 lbs ( 25% of the population consumes that much)

The other 75% probably isn’t far behind

Learn to identify terms that mean added sugars, including sugar, white sugar, brown sugar, confectioner’s sugar, corn syrup, dextrin, honey, invert sugar, maple syrup, raw sugar, beet sugar, cane sugar, corn sweeteners, evaporated cane juice, high fructose corn syrup, malt, molasses, and turbinado sugar, just to name a few.

Hidden Sugars in Foods

Food Serving Size Added Sugar
Cakes and Cookies
Angel food cake 4 oz piece 7 tsp
Banana Cake 4 oz piece 2 tsp
Brownie, no icing 1 oz piece 4 tsp
Cheesecake 4 oz piece 2 tsp
Chocolate cake, iced 4 oz piece 10 tsp
Chocolate chip cookie 1 cookie 2 tsp
Coffee cake 4 oz piece 5 tsp
Cupcake, iced 4 oz piece 6 tsp
Fig Newtons 1 cookie 5 tsp
Gingersnaps 1 cookie 3 tsp
Glazed doughnut 1 doughnut 6 tsp
Oatmeal cookie 1 cookie 2 tsp
Chocolate candy bar 1 bar 7 tsp
Chocolate mint 1 piece 2 tsp


Maximum Sugar Intake

Daily Calorie Intake Grams of Sugar Teaspoons
1,200 21 5
1,500 26 6
1,800 31 7
2,100 36 9
2,400 42 10
2,700 47 12

How much sugar are you eating?


More on HFCS (high-fructose corn syrup) July 21, 2009

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More on HFCS (high-fructose corn syrup):


High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contains Mercury July 13, 2009

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Few Facts About HFCS

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Here are a few facts about HFCS (high fructose corn syrup), and why you should stay away from it:

– it is linked to obesity

– it releases the hormone, ghrelin, which tells us to keep eating

– once eaten it is metabolized quicky by the liver and turns into fat

– it is processed

– leads to higher LDL levels

You want to try and avoid HFCS products all together. You are better off grabbing a piece of fruit when you are hungry or a glass of water when you are thirsty. But most of all read any product label before you buy it. You will be surprised where you find HFCS.

If you would like to read more please check out these links below:


Easy Energy Article February 27, 2009

I found this article and really liked it and wanted to share (espeically to those who run long distance):


Here are a few key points that I thought were important:

– re-fueled with orange slices, LifeSavers, and Fig Newtons (I recommend whole wheat fig newtons)

-recommends snacks that are as close to whole foods as possible

– avoid ingredients such as partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial dyes

– “Sucking on hard candy during a long run or marathon can be a nice alternative to energy gels”

– suggests adding one half cup of orange juice (which contains the electrolyte potassium) and a pinch of salt (sodium) to four cups of water


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