This also involves small things yu may regard as harmless, like sauces, dressings, mustard and ketchup. Today, we will reveal a few rather disturbing facts regarding the Heinz ketchup. Namely, it seems that the consumption of this ketchup is seriously damaging your health.
Labels of products list their contents, from most to least, according to their percentage included in the package. Therefore, ketchup contains red ripe tomato concentrate which makes the most of it, and then, distilled vinegar, high fructose corn syrup, onion powder, natural flavor etc.
Now, let us review the ingredients of Heinz ketchup which is one of the most popular ketchup brands, and is commonly used in restaurants, in our homes, in numerous countries in the world.
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Onion Powder, Salt, Spice, Natural Flavor etc.
At first sight, you may not notice, but manufacturers have listed the same ingredient twice, just labeling them differently. This is not innocent as you may regard it.
Namely, corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup are the same condiments, but they are making a trick with the aim to make you think that their ketchup contains more ingredients that it actually does.
There are two reasons for this. Initially, they divide this ingredient in two in order to lead you into thinking that corn syrup is healthier than high fructose corn syrup.
They want to persuade you that there is a difference between these two, where there is actually none. Moreover, they want to hide the fact that the higher the ingredient is on the list, the more it is included int he product. Hence, if you eliminate the ‘corn syrup’ from the list, it would look like this:
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Salt, Spices etc.
In this way, customers will be aware that instead of ketchup, they are buying a product which is based on GMO corn syrup. So, manufacturers are struggling t deceive consumers in order to sell their product. And this is just the beginning.
Moreover, you need to be aware of its second ingredient, vinegar, comes from genetically modified corn. Hence, we have three corn- based ingredients already in our favorite ketchup!
Yet, this is not the end. Let us review the other ingredients as well. The label continues ‘salt, spice, onion powder, natural flavoring’. The salt in this ketchup is the cheapest one possible, linked to mineral imbalances, toxicity, and high blood pressure, which causes serious health issues if consumed frequently.
When it comes to the ‘natural flavors’, no one knows the real composition of ingredients behind it.
Furthermore, we can conclude that it contains sodium and sugar, but no protein or fiber. And he source of sugar is actually labeled as ‘natural flavor’.
If we do a simple mathematics, while 1 tablespoon is 7% of your daily sugar value, and each ketchup tablespoon you eat will raise the daily intake of sodium by 7%… 7-14-21-28. This means that you easily intake a great amount of the daily sodium value with just one ingredient, despite all that comes with the food you combine it with.
1.High Fructose Corn Syrup
Heinz Ketchup is full of high fructose corn syrup, which is exceedingly unhealthy and toxic, and comes from genetically modified corn and acts similarly to sugar, but has even more detrimental effects.
It increases the blood sugar levels and poses a threat to destroy the liver eventually. Its use causes a weakened immune system, heart disease, obesity, and numerous other harmful effects.
Moreover, we highly advise you to avoid this ingredient, as its effects are ven more serious. Namely, an article published on the website of Dr.
Mark Hyman revealed another disturbing fact. A researcher from the FDA demanded a barrel of high fructose corn syrup from corn producers in order to test it several times, and they kept rejected his demand. Afterwards, he succeeded to get one from certain beverage company on the market.
His research discovered high levels of Mercury in it, which is an acutely toxic heavy metal, linked to autism, damages of the brain and nervous system, and numerous harmful effects in children.
This as well explained the initial intention of the manufacturer of Heinz ketchup to separate this ingredient in two, probably aiming at actually separating the high amount of mercury in it.
Being a toxic poisonous sweetener and a GMO ingredient at the same time, high fructose corn syrup is something you should always avoid.
2. Distilled Vinegar & Sugar
The second ingredient in Heinz ketchup is distilled vinegar, and they also list 4 grams of sugar per serving, meaning per each tablespoon.
This vinegar is also a GMO, that is, its production process includes chemicals and harmful toxic pesticides. They have also added ‘natural flavors’ on the ingredients and 4 grams of sugar.
This great amount of sugar in the product will skyrocket your blood sugar levels and will damage your liver and pancreas. Hence, despite the great amount of high fructose syrup, they have also added sugar, most likely from GMO sources, like GMO beet sugar.
So, in case the high fructose, corn syrup will not succeed to damage your immune system, liver, metabolism, pancreas, brain and nervous system, numerous GMOs, chemicals and sugar will do it for sure!
3. No Nutritional Value: Heinz ketchup contains no protein and no fiber. It may only include a very low quantity if cooked lycopene from the ‘tomato paste”, but it will not be enough to b absorbed in the body. Therefore, Heinz ketchup is a composition of chemicals, most likely mercury, sugar and GMO foods.
This article’s aim was to raise the awareness of this ketchup, as it is commonly present on our tables. If you want to preserve your health, as well as the well- being of your family, you should never consume this harmful ketchup.
There are numerous other healthier ketchup variants on the market that this toxic GMO ketchup, or you can make your own, organic homemade one.