You may love Heinz ketchup because it’s so tasty. But do you have any idea about what ingredients are present in it. Recently, Israel has banned Heinz Ketchup from allowing the company to call its product as “ketchup.” The authorities have found that there is not enough amount of tomatoes in this product to call it ketchup. But that is not all. There are many other reasons why you need to be careful before using it.
More and more people have stopped using processed foods in the last few years. According to research, unhealthy chemical compounds and toxins have been found in processed and packaged foods. Because of the increasing awareness, more and more people are now moving over to organic food.
A lot of people are making attempts to avoid processed foods. But condiments will usually still end up on your table, and this includes ketchup. So the next time you feel like buying a bottle of ketchup, you should consider these three reasons based on research to steer away from Heinz ketchup.
1. Excess of High Fructose Corn Syrup
The first reason you shouldn’t consume Heinz ketchup is because it has too much of high fructose corn syrup. You would be amazed to know how much of this ingredient is present in this ketchup.
So what is the harm in taking lots of high fructose corn syrup? It is a toxic ingredient that can cause harm to your body. It is made using heavily genetically modified corn. When it is metabolized, your blood sugar level can rise sharply. This can also cause damage to your liver.
There are so many research studies that have shown that consuming high fructose corn syrup regularly can increase your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Regularly taking it can also cause your immune system to become weaker.
According to the latest research, high fructose corn syrup has been found to have high percentage of mercury. It is well known that this heavy metal is highly toxic. Due to the above-mentioned reasons and for many more, more doctors now suggest avoiding foods which have high fructose corn syrup.
2. Sugar & Distilled Vinegar
High levels of sugar and distilled vinegar are second reason for not using Heinz ketchup. Each serving (1 tablespoon) of this ketchup has 4g of sugar. So even a single tablespoon added to your meal will mean an unhealthy amount of sugar is taken, not to mention how much sugar you will get from other sources in a day.
On the other hands, distilled vinegar is made from genetically modified corn and it is also unhealthy like high fructose corn syrup.
Do you know that toxic chemicals and pesticides are used in growing GMO corn?
When you consume a big serving of sugar or distilled vinegar, don’t expect that you will get any kind of health benefits. It is most likely that the sugar has also been sourced from GMO. GMO beet sugar is widely used.
When you take lots of sugar without much fiber or any other nutritional value, your blood sugar levels increase dramatically. This can be seriously damaging to your liver and pancreas.
3. Zero Nutritional Value
Why would you consume something that has no nutritional value at all? That is exactly what Heinz ketchup is!
It doesn’t have any nutrition – no proteins and no fibers. Ketchup is supposed to have tomato and Heinz ketchup has a very small amount of its paste. That much tomato paste has microscopic level of cooked lycopene.
So when you consume Heinz ketchup you are taking nothing else but lots of GMO’s, sugar and chemicals. There’s Zero nutritional value!
You must not just stop consuming Heinz ketchup, you should also stop using any kind of condiments that contains similar ingredients.
There are so many healthy alternatives if you can think of preparing your own spread or dip at home. You can totally avoid condiments like Heinz ketchup and either prepare your own alternatives or choose ketchup that is GMO-free, healthy and has natural ingredients of nutritional value.