Ketchup is one of the most used condiments in America yet it’s processed and full of junk. If you go to the grocery store and pick up any brand of ketchup you’ll find that most of them contain high fructose corn syrup. Go ahead and see, all the major brands do! Heinz, Hunt’s ketchup and the rest of them. HFCS is basically genetically modified sugar. It comes from genetically modified corn and is made into a sweetener.
It negatively effects your body by causing inflammation other effects such as obesity, and all other sorts of issues. In fact, according to Dr. Mark Hyman reported that an FDA researcher couldn’t get a barrel of high fructose corn syrup from corn producers to test so she got it from a new beverage company. She found that HFCS contains toxic levels of mercury. High fructose corn syrup is not natural in any way whatsoever. Taking genetically modified corn, extracting a syrup through a highly processed manner which happens to include mercury is not something you want to be ingesting. This will make you think twice about ingesting high fructose corn syrup. Keep in mind that they are now renaming high fructose corn syrup in order to confuse the American public, you can read more about their new names in this article.
Long story short high fructose corn syrup has no nutritional value and is more toxic than even I previously thought after doing more research. Not only that but the syrup causes blood sugar to spike high when consumed which is another reason to avoid it. In fact, 25% of ketchup is sugar and then add on top of that high fructose corn syrup which acts as sugar (but even more detrimental) in the human body and you’re basically spooning in sugar and mercury with your french fries.
There are organic, non-gmo, sugar free ketchups available on the market but they cost a bit more and you can make it at home with just 2 minutes of your time and ensure it’s the freshest and healthiest ketchup that you can make.
How to Make Organic Ketchup in Just 2 Minutes:
- 1 cup organic tomato paste (get some here)
- 1 tbsp raw organic honey (get some here)
- 1 tbsp raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar (get some here)
- 1/4 tsp mustard (get some here)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt (get some here)
- 1/4 cup water
- Optional: 1/4 tsp onion powder (get some here)
Simply take all these ingredients and stir them into a bowl until they have the density of ketchup, add it to a glass jar and store in the fridge! use when needed.
Recipe & Image Source: LivingTraditionally.com