Corn Nutrients and Health Benefits

Yellow Corn

Corn is pretty popular around the whole world, but it is called many different names. In United States it is mainly called Corn, but in agriculture and science people call it Maize. In Ukraine and Russia it is called Кукуруза (Kookoorooza), but in Southern Africa it is referred to as Malie (or Mielie). Corn’s binomial name is Zea Mays from the Poaceae family. Continue reading

Lychee – Litchi Nutrients and Benefits

Lychee Litchi Laichi LichuLychee is a fruit and it comes from an Evergreen Tropical and Subtropical Tree that is mainly found in Asia, Mexico, or South Africa. Lychees are also called Litchi, Laichi, and Lichu. Lychee tree produces beautiful flowers that can be either yellowish white or greenish white. Lychee fruit smells good and tastes sweet. It has a rough and reddish shell that is not edible and can be removed easily. Inside of the Lychee people say there is a Poisonous  seed that looks like a buckeye nut. People around the world like to enjoy Lychees in many different kinds of Desserts. People like to enjoy Lychee fruits not only for their good smell and sweet taste, but also because of the high amount of Vitamin C. In about one cup of Raw Lychees people get 226% of Vitamin C, now that is very nice :) but becareful, many candies that are made out of Lychee fruits are artificially flavored or contain high amounts of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS – a very deadly ingredient). Vitamin C extremely supports and improves your immune system, but HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) extremely destroys your immune system, and just because the commercials try to make you believe that since HFCS is from “Natural” corn does NOT mean that it’s healthy. You see, they used natural products to make deadly products just so they could make the foods last longer on the shelves of the grocery stores. So, we recommend that you check out the ingredient list before buying Lychee candy, instead try finding Raw or Dried Lychees without any added poison. The Nutrients in about one cup or 190 grams of Raw Litchis or Lychees 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.