Israel has recently banned Heinz ketchup due to its low tomato content. However, this is not the only problem with this product. Namely, it contains a number of chemicals and GMO compounds which seriously affect your health. Also, it has no nutritional value.
1 – IT CONTAINS HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP
Heinz ketchup contains high amounts of fructose corn syrup which is a toxic chemical made from genetically modified corn. When ingested, this ingredient leads to a sudden sharp peak of blood sugar level and can even damage the liver.
Moreover, frequent consumption of this chemical is associated with the incidence of obesity, diabetes and heart disease, according to numerous studies. Also, it can weaken your immunity.
Recently, it has been discovered that high fructose corn syrup is loaded with mercury. As it is commonly known, mercury is a heavy metal which has extremely toxic properties. Therefore, a number of medical experts recommend that people should avoid consumption of any food that contains high fructose corn syrup.
2 – IT CONTAINS DISTILLED VINEGAR AND SUGAR
Heinz ketchup contains sugar and distilled vinegar as well. Each serving contains about 4 grams of sugar, one serving is about one tablespoon. Therefore, only one small tablespoon will provide you with unhealthy amount of sugar in just one meal.
Distilled vinegar also comes from genetically modified corn which is treated with toxic chemicals and pesticides. Also, it contains high amounts of sugar which is also GMO.
Hugh sugar consumption without any other nutrients or fiber can lead to drastic peak of blood sugar levels. This is associated with pancreas and liver damage.
3 – HEINZ KETCHUP HAS NO NUTRITIONAL VALUE
The final and very important reason why you should avoid consuming Heinz ketchup is that it does not contain any single nutrient. It lacks proteins, fiber or any other vitamin and mineral. It contains just a small amount of tomato paste which has almost insignificant amount of cooked lycopene.
Heinz ketchup is chiefly made of chemicals, sugar and GMO`s. Also, you should avoid any food that has the similar ingredients. Try to substitute Heinz ketchup with natural ingredients.