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Summer Treats-Snow Cones

☀️Summer ideas🏝- SNOW CONE SYRUPS- a summer item that’s not on my Summer Cheat Sheet, so I thought I’d talk about it.
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Snow cones syrups usually are made with 3 of my ❌NO ingredients: high fructose corn syrup, artificial dyes, and artificial flavors. But thankfully there are better choice ones out there for our little kiddos that love snow cones in the summer.
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REASONS TO AVOID HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP:
1️⃣The American Association of Cancer Research found that HFCS promotes cancer growth, especially pancreatic cancer.
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2️⃣Due to the HFCS molecule bond, the fructose part does not need to be digested and it goes straight to the liver and causes lipogenesis (liver damage). Dr. Mark Hyman
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3️⃣The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that only after 2 weeks of having HFCS, your cholesterol numbers could be negatively altered.
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4️⃣HFCS has been proven to literally punch holes in the intestinal lining allowing nasty byproducts of toxic gut bacteria and partially digested food proteins to enter your bloodstream and trigger inflammation. This is called leaky gut. This inflammation is at the root of cancer, depression, anxiety, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, dementia, and more. Research shown from the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute.
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5️⃣HFCS contains contaminants like mercury that are not measured or controlled by the FDA. Mercury is poisonous and known to cause lots of neurological issues, such as Alzheimer’s. The Environmental Health Org.
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6️⃣The fructose part of the sugar chemically reacts to L-tryptophan. It degrades the tryptophan so that there isn’t as much available to be absorbed into the body. Tryptophan is the building block for serotonin 👎🏻.
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Some better choice items are easy to find at any local grocery stores. Snow cones syrups are harder to find. I have to order online through the actual companies websites.
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👉🏻And does this mean I never allow my kids to enjoy a snow come from the snow cone shack? No! They love walking to the snow cone shack with their friends & enjoying a treat. BUT, when they want to make daily snow cones in the summer heat at my house, I have the better choice syrups for them without the 👎