Parsnip Nutrients and Health Benefits

Parsnip Root VegetableDid you know that there is a root vegetable that really looks like a Carrot, but it’s not orange and it isn’t rich in Vitamin A like the carrot is. This root vegetable is called Parsnip (Pastinaca Sativa). Parsnips are usually either white, brown, pale, or yellow in color and they taste a little sweeter than carrots. Yes, parsnips can be eaten raw, but most people prefer it being cooked. Pretty much people cook Parsnips the way you would cook a carrot or a potato, which means it could be fried, roasted, boiled, put in salads, stews, soups, or casseroles.

Parsnip RootParsnips grow bigger and have better flavor if they are grown in colder countries, but there must be good healthy soil in order to accomplish that. In Roman times some people believed that Parsnip was an Aphrodisiac vegetable which means it increased sexual desire. Since Parsnip is so rich in Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutrients people use it for baby food products. The Nutrients in a cup (133 grams) of Raw Sliced Parsnips are: Continue reading

Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup – HFCS

hfcsHigh Fructose Corn Syrup is a very sneaky and silent killer, it can also be called fructose, or Corn Syrup, or Corn Starch, or HFCS. High Fructose Corn Syrup is an extremely refined liquid that is obtained from the corn starch. Big companies that use it really like it because it is a very cheap sweetener and it has a very long shelf life. Hmmm… that really looks like somebody is really into money and they don’t even care about your health issues. The Products that can contain High Fructose Corn Syrup are:
- Juices
- Candies
- Cookies
- Soft drinks (pop, sodas)
- Gums
- Cakes
- Sweets
- Ice Cream
- Sauces
- Salad Dressings
- Chips
- Junk Food
- Cereals
- Cough Syrups
- Soups
- Jams

Next you go shopping for anything just make sure to read the ingredients part on the label. The Dangers, Threats, and Hazards of eating or drinking HFCS are:
- Obesity
- Overweight
- Cancer
- Destruction of the immune system
- Risk of Diabetes
- Makes you think that you are hungry
- Increases Bad Cholesterol Levels
- Risk of Heart Diseases

I also found this article that supports my negative point of view on HFCS and it is called High Fructose Corn Syrup will kill you.