Are we getting fat from using double coupons to buy food very inexpensively?
but is it making us fatter and harming our health? This was asked by
someone who just started using coupons three months ago and has been getting some great deals….but she has packed on a serious amount of flabby weight in those three months. Having never before had a weight problem she asked if it could be the cheap food and freebies she is buying.
Dr. Oz had said that “of the five foods I never want you to put in your food cart,
the one I worry about the most is high fructose corn syrup”.
1.) High Fructose Corn Syrup
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a type of sugar that has been
processed and combined with corn syrup to produce a cheap, easily
dissolvable sweetener. But this sugar is quickly absorbed by the liver
where it is converted into fat. Since your brain doesn’t recognize HFCS
as regular food, it never shuts off the appetite center — so you keep
eating. Blood sugar levels rise, massive amounts of insulin is recruited
to metabolize it and then you crash and feel hungry again. It is found in
soft drinks, fruit juices, ketchup, barbecue sauce, crackers,
food labels of products in our pantry and refrigerator and throw out all
products that contain HFCS.
foods—may play a role in messing up the body’s metabolic systems.
A taste enhancer, MSG is used to overstimulate (some say poison) the
glutamine receptors of the brain, so we taste salt and sweets more (but not
bitter and sour tastes interestingly). The downside is that that may
cause us to eat more and to have higher insulin levels.
MSG is added to a variety of foods.
processed luncheon meats, canned soups, frozen dinners, Ramen noodles
and other pasta with packets dipping sauces, taco mix, Accent meat
tenderizer, bouillon cubes, seasoning salt, dip mixes, gravy mixes, soy
sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salad dressings, canned gravy, fried chicken,
fish sauce, chips including Doritoes.
Chinese food, fast food, and almost any restaurant uses it. You can ask if
they use MSG and they can tell you then do not because what they use
might be going under a different name!
MSG is known to cause headaches, stomach aches, tingling and palpitations. ER
excitatory neurotransmitters like MSG and aspartame:
3.) Trans Fats
Trans fat is a type of unsaturated fat that is made saturated during a
manufacturing process that adds a molecule of hydrogen. These
hydrogentated oils raise bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol and
cause a host of cardiovascular diseases. They are slowly being removed
from commercial recipes but products in your home may still contain them.