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Have you looked at the ingredients in your BBQ sauce? The first ingredient is usually corn syrup NOT tomatoes! But maybe you are saying, “I always make my own already.” BUT how are you making it?
My mom still uses ketchup to make her own and what is ketchup? Nothing but gooey-red corn syrup. You may be thinking, “Well, I don’t buy the ketchup with high fructose corn syrup, I get the organic agave sweetened brands at health food stores.” (such as “organic” ketchup ), but that is no better.
Agave Syrup is marketed as “low glycemic” and that is true, but let’s look into why agave syrup is “low glycemic.” It is due to the shockingly high concentration of fructose. It is 90% fructose and 10% glucose. Sugar is about 50/50% fructose to glucose, honey is about 55% fructose, high fructose corn syrup can range from 55-65% fructose.
Why FRUCTOSE is so harmful:
1. Fructose can only be metabolized by the liver; glucose on the other hand can be metabolized by every cell in the body. Fructose raises triglycerides (blood fats) like no other food. Fructose bypasses the enzyme phosphofructokinase, which is the rate-limiting enzyme for glucose metabolism. Fructose is shunted past the sugar-regulating pathways and into the fat-formation pathway. The liver converts this fructose to fat, which, unfortunately, remains in the liver = FATTY LIVER DISEASE.
Consuming fructose is essentially consuming fat! This is why I see so many children with fatty liver disease…they aren’t drinking alcohol, they are drinking sodas, juices and consuming too much fructose!
The liver governs how efficiently we lose weight as well as governs our moods. It can become congested from not only the foods you eat, but all of the make-up and soaps you use on your skin! I had one client who had her liver enzymes go back to normal once she ditched all of the lotions and make-up products she was using!
Read more tips and tricks to health in Keto-Adapted.
“Healthified” lip balm. Click HERE to find the ingredients.
2. Fructose reduces the sensitivity of insulin receptors, which causes type II diabetes. Insulin receptors are the way glucose enters a cell to be metabolized. Our cells become resistant to the effects of insulin and as a result, the body needs to make more insulin to handle the same amount of glucose. We also start to produce insulin as a defense mechanism even if we don’t eat and sugar or starch. YIKES! This is why we shouldn’t allow our children to eat so much sugar and starch either…even though they are thin and active, you are setting them up for an adulthood where they can’t enjoy a dessert without reaping the adverse effects. I grew up on Fruity Pebbles and skim milk for breakfast, Cocoa Pebbles for dinner, which is why I am so sensitive to glucose.
3. Fructose is high in uric acid, which increases blood pressure and causes gout.
4. Fructose increases lactic acid in the blood. High levels cause metabolic acidosis especially for those with conditions such as diabetes.
5. Fructose accelerates oxidative damage and increases aging. Fructose changes the collagen of our skin making it prone to wrinkles.
6. High consumption of fructose leads to mineral losses: iron, calcium magnesium and zinc, which can lead to low bone density (osteoporosis). It also interferes with copper metabolism. This causes collagen and elastin being unable to form, which are connective tissue that hold the body together. A deficiency in copper can also lead to infertility, bone loss, anemia, defects of the arteries, infertility, high cholesterol levels, heart attacks and inability to control blood sugar.
7. Fructose has no effect on our hunger hormone ghrelin and interferes with brain’s communication with leptin, which is the hormone that tells us to stop eating and you CAN become leptin resistant! (please read the chapter on HORMONES in Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism for charts on FOODS to Eat and FOODS to NOT EAT to balance your hormones properly.)
CAROLINA BBQ SAUCE
This recipe is a little different than a tomato BBQ sauce, but it is very tasty! This is one awesome pure protein and fat meal! I add a Protein Bread bun with an organic hotdog and I was one happy girl!
To read more tips on how to accelerate weight loss, check out my book, Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism. Some awesome tips include Pure Protein and Fat days, Activating Brown Fat, Intermittent Fasting, the After-burn effect, supplement suggestions and much more!
1 cup prepared yellow mustard
¼ cup Swerve confectioners or 1/4 tsp stevia glycerite
¾ cup coconut vinegar or cider vinegar (see below)
1 TBS chili powder
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp ground white pepper
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp Organic Tamari sauce (or coconut aminos)
2 TBS butter or coconut oil
1 tsp liquid smoke flavoring
In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together the mustard, sweetener, cider vinegar, chili powder, black pepper, white pepper, and cayenne pepper. Simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in the Tamari sauce, butter, and liquid smoke; simmer for 10 more minutes. Cool completely, and refrigerate overnight to blend flavors before using.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional BBQ sauce = 71 calories, 11.8 carbs, trace fiber
“Healthified” BBQ sauce = 37 calories, 1.9 carbs, 1 g fiber
Coconut Vinegar nutritionally exceeds other vinegars in its amino acid, vitamin and mineral contents, and is an excellent source of FOS (a prebiotic that promotes digestive health). In addition to using in your favorite dressings and marinades, our Coconut Vinegar may also be used instead of apple cider vinegar for skincare or with any internal cleansing program. (This delicious vinegar does not have a coconutty flavor.) Click HERE to find.