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What is the Difference Between Corn Syrup and High Fructose Corn Syrup?

The Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup

Corn Syrup vs High Fructose Corn Syrup

Syrup is an additive used in food, and Corn Syrup made from corn is one such additive. Corn Syrup and High Fructose Corn Syrup are mostly used as sweeteners.

Corn Syrup is a thick sweet syrup that is produced by the breaking down of corn starch. This breaking down takes place by combining it with enzymes or heating it with a dilute acid. High Fructose Corn Syrup is produced by the enzymatic action which changes dextrose sugar into fructose sugar.

When comparing the two syrups, the High Fructose Corn Syrup is sweeter. This is what makes High Fructose Corn Syrup the preferred additive in processed foods, fast foods and sodas.

The High Fructose Corn Syrup is a highly concentrated form of corn syrup. As there is more sugar, the High Fructose Corn Syrup will add to the glucose levels in the body. This means that Corn Syrup is less dangerous than High Fructose Corn Syrup.

Though both the Corn Syrup and the High Fructose Corn Syrup are known to be harmful to the human body, the latter is considered to be more dangerous. The High Fructose Corn Syrup is known to increase the bad cholesterol levels in the body.

Another difference that can be seen is that Corn Syrup does not dissolve as easily as High Fructose Corn Syrup because of its viscosity. The High Fructose Corn Syrup is more available than Corn Syrup. When comparing the price, the High Fructose Corn Syrup is cheaper.  High Fructose Corn Syrup also adds more shelf life to food.

For more information on healthy eating visit this link, call 480-922-3253 and schedule with a coach or attend one of our signature events “Food as Fuel” July 17, 2014 @ 7:00 pm & “Cooking with the Kayyem’s” August 1, 2014 @ 6:00 pm. Both will be held at SICFIT Scottsdale.

 

 

What is Paleo?

The original five food groups. Eat the way nature intended.

The original five food groups. Eat the way nature intended.

Paleo is a nutritional plan based on the presumed diet of wild plants and animals that various human species habitually consumed during the Paleolithic Era – a period of about 2.5 million years that ended around 12,000 years ago with the development of agriculture. It is known as the Paleolithic diet (abbreviated Paleo Diet), also referred to as the Caveman Diet, Stone Age Diet, and Hunter-Gatherer Diet.

A general rule, Paleo foods are foods that don’t require and kind of advanced processing to be made edible. This leaves a wide variety of foods available like meat, fish, poultry and game, vegetables, nuts and seeds, fruit, and most naturally occurring fats and oils.

5 Steps to Paleo:

Step 1: Hydrate. Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water per day.

Step 2: Eliminate wheat from your diet and increase your consumption of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. This can be a challenge since it means eliminating things like bread, cereal, and pasta from your diet.

Step 3: Eliminate dairy from your diet. Increase your protein consumption.

Step 4: Eliminate all other starches (corn, rice, and beans).

Step 5: Eliminate processed foods & sugars (only sugar from fruit allowed).

Paleo and Power Lifting: A Perfect Pair

 

Strength in Conditioning for Thursday, January 2, 2014

When it comes to eating paleo, a little time and effort is required. We have to maintain a full stock of fresh produce and meat. Microwave dinners and fast food is out of the question. And more than a little prep work is usually required to get dinner on the table. So for those nights where quick and easy is the name of the game, here is a super simple baked escarole recipe from nomnompaleo.com that will complement virtually any protein you decide to dish up!
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  • 1 large head of escarole, cut into quarters (or 3 heads of radicchio, cut in half lengthwise)
  • 3 tablespoons of ghee, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Sunny Paris seasoning
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Balsamic vinegar

“I preheated the oven to 400 F and grabbed a 9×13” glass baking dish. I coated the dish with ghee before putting the escarole in a single layer. I drizzled the remaining ghee over the top of the greens and seasoned with Sunny Paris, salt, and pepper. I roasted the greens in the oven for 15 minutes before flipping them. After an additional 8-10 minutes, the escarole was finished — tender yet crunchy on the edges. Before taking the dish to the table, I drizzled on some aged balsamic vinegar.”
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STRENGTH IN CONDITIONING
Spend 20 minutes to establish a heavy front squat 3RM/ 1RM
Spend 15 minutes to establish a heavy deadlift 3RM/1RM
Spend 10 minutes to establish a heavy strict press 3RM/1RM
Spend 5 minutes in the plank position (go to failure, record max)
Record all of these scores/weights/misses and makes in your success journal
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Paleo Recipe: Apple Pie Balls

Craving a sweet treat? Here is a great recipe to hit your sweet tooth and one that the whole family will enjoy! Want to learn more fun and easy recipes? Be sure to join us for Food as Fuel on Thursday, January 16th at 7:30pm. This FREE seminar will give you all kinds of tricks and tips to stay healthy in 2014! Sign up at the gym or email info@sicfitscottsdale.com to reserve your spot for the seminar!

Ingredients

1 C cinnamon apple chips (look for a brand that has 2-3 ingredients: apple, coconut oil, cinnamon)

1 C cinnamon apple rings (recipe to make your own in Eat Like a Dinosaur)

1 C coconut flakes

1 C soft medjool dates

3/4 C raisins

Instructions

♥ Add all ingredients, except raisins, to a food processor and pulse until they come together to form a ball when molded in your hand – about 1-2 minutes and the apple chips will be 1/4″ shards

♥ Add raisins and pulse a few more times, so that there’s still chunks of them (if you don’t want chunky raisins in your balls, then add raisins to main batch and save yourself this step, but we like the treat of surprise raisin bites!)

♥ Form tablespoon size balls, the dough shouldn’t be too sticky so we skipped rolling them in coconut flakes this time – but you can do that if you’d like.

♥ EAT!

Recipe Credit: paleoparents.com

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Blueberry Carrot Cake Parfaits

Blueberry Carrot Cake Parfaits

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Cook time

Total time

Serves: 3-4

Ingredients

  • 2 large carrots, finely shredded
  • ⅔ cup almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey
  • 35 grams (or 1 heaping scoop) Formulx Whey Vanilla Protein Powder (or 2 tablespoons coconut flour if you do not eat or use protein powder)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips (optional)
  • 1 (14 ounces) can full fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight (I used Thai Kitchen coconut milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

 

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Shred carrots as thin as possible. Place in large bowl.
  3. Add almond butter and eggs and mix well.
  4. Then add honey, protein powder (or coconut flour), cinnamon, baking powder and salt and mix well.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Grease an 8×8 glass baking dish with coconut oil, pour batter into the dish and place in oven. Bake for 35 minutes or until the top of the cake has a nice crust to it.
  7. Let cool before cutting in bite sized cubes.
  8. Once carrot cake is cooled and diced, scoop out the coconut cream that has hardened and risen to the top of the can. (Leave behind the coconut water to use for protein drinks/shakes).
  9. Place coconut cream in a bowl and mix with fork or whisk to soften. Then add vanilla extract and honey and mix well to combine.
  10. Add fresh blueberries to a bowl with maple syrup and place in microwave for 2 minutes and 30 seconds then use a fork to mash up the blueberries. If you do not want to use a microwave, cook over a stovetop until blueberries explode.
  11. Now layer the parfaits. Carrot cake, coconut milk whipped cream, blueberry sauce, then repeat.
Notes
This will make 3 jars full depending on the size of the jar, but can easily serve 4 or more.
Food as Fuel is back this January! Come to SICFIT Scottsdale January 16th at 7:30pm to learn about Paleo and nutrition that best suits you!
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