So, how do I find that happy medium? First, I listened to my doctor and completed that treatment that is known to work very effectively. At my age, with 4 small children, I am not skimping on anything that will help me live longer! Now that my treatments are complete, I am investigating the changes I feel are realistic in my and my family's diet.
The first easy change that I am making, and my family has not even noticed, is to get rid of the "high fructose corn syrup" in any way that I can. I love the commercial with the young couple having a romantic picnic in the park and she offers him a popcicle. He says, "Honey, No! That contains high fructose corn syrup!" Then she talks about how corn is a natural substance and that just like sugar, the corn syryp is fine in moderation. The problem with this logic is that the high fructose corn syrup is an artificial substance that our liver cannot break down and our body does not know what to do with. And....who gets it in moderation? You don't realize it, but it is in almost everything we eat or drink! It really is not that difficult to find alternative products. Here are a few easy changes you can make to get you started...
- BREAD: Sara Lee to Natures Own
- KETCHUP: Heinz to Hunts
- JELLY: Smuckers to Welch's
- PEANUT BUTTER: Jiffy to Peter Pan
- POP: Pepsi to Pepsi Throwback :)