Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What's in your ketchup?

I was at Vons last night to pick up some vegetable oil and ketchup for French Fries.  I was making cheeseburgers and fries for the boys, their favorite...heck EVEYBODY'S favorite!!  As I was walking to the register I started to read the ingredients on the bottle of Heinz Ketchup.  The third ingredient...THERE IT WAS...High Fructose Corn Syrup.  Now, if there is ONE ingredient you should make sure you never consume its HFCS.  This stuff is awful, and has been an ingredient listed as partly to blame to the rise in obesity in this country...not the ONLY reason, but part of the reason.
HFCS is added because it helps preserve food longer and they don't have to use as much.  That is due to the fact it is sweeter than regular sugar and is a cheaper alternative; thus putting more money on the bottom line of processed food manufacturers, at the expense of our health!
HFCS  is absorbed rapidly in your body causing insulin spikes that lead to diabetes and obesity.  Not to mention that the corn used is genetically modified.  Our bodies were designed to handle a lot, but when we start feeding it food in which man has altered the chemical structure - THAT is altering Creation!
Luckily, it is easier and easier to find foods without HFCS, and it is becoming considerably cheaper too.  Seriously, don't eat this stuff.  Take care of your "temple" and nourish it with what it was designed for!

I bought THIS instead!


  1. Hi Greg...I'm a Heinz fan myself and found that in addition to their organic ketchup, they now make one that is made with real sugar. It's called Simply Heinz Tomato Ketchup which I have now started buying. It's amazing the amount of products that have HFCS now so I have started being more aware of what's in the products. I try to cut back on the sugar intake but since I don't often use ketchup, I'm going for the real thing!

  2. Thanks for the comment Lisa. Good to know that they are taking action to make a more healthy product! Everything in moderation...Always go for the REAL THING!

  3. Yes, I've even given up Splenda and Equal. Use Truvia all the time now. Now please go back to the eggplant parm post and check out my comment never answered me and I'm still curious! Little Italian Girl :)