To accompany some of our salads, or our freshly baked potatoes, we don't hesitate to resort to that creamy and savory red sauce that is ketchup. But did you know that one of the most popular brands of ketchup has no nutritional value, and worse yet, is likely to impact your health? We explain it to you.

Here's why you must avoid consuming Heinz Ketchup:
One of the main ingredients in Heinz brand ketchup is high fructose corn syrup. This syrup is prepared by subjecting corn syrup to certain enzymatic processes to increase its fructose content, then mixing the resulting syrup with pure corn syrup, to obtain an even higher sweetening syrup.   This, without forgetting that the corn used in the manufacture of these syrups is a genetically modified corn.

When consumed, this high fructose corn syrup, also known as glucose-fructose or isoglucose, causes blood sugar levels to spike in the blood and increases the risk of damage to the liver.   In fact, several studies have linked its consumption to an increased risk of diabetes, obesity, weakened immune systems and heart disease.

A study by researchers at Princeton University compared the health impact of consuming high fructose corn syrup with that of raw sugar.

Carried out on two groups of rats, the first had received sugar water with high fructose corn syrup, and the second, water sweetened with sugar, ensuring that the caloric intake was the same. even in both groups.  

The results of the study showed that the first group had a much higher weight gain than the second, in addition to an abnormal increase in body fat and especially abdominal fat, as well as an increase in the level of triglycerides in the body. the blood .