Halloween candy treats are special, but if you’re suffering from a chronic eye problem like glaucoma, macular degeneration or cataracts, you need to pay attention to what I’m going to say. If you have children and/or grandchildren, you’ll also need to pay attention, so you can protect them from the dangers of Halloween treats.
Halloween Candy Treats: 3 Main Reasons to Avoid It
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
There are some ingredients in Halloween candy treats not labeled as MSG. However, while the label may state artificial flavors, hydrolyzed protein, yeast food, yeast nutrient, textured protein or gelatin — they contain MSG! These ingredients can be as high as 50 percent MSG, but they don’t have to have the MSG label. MSG has components harmful and damaging to the nerve cells of the brain and toxic to the neurological tissue of the eye. The medical community indicated there are 50 percent or more of the population experiencing the harmful effects of “MSG Symptom Complex.”
That chronic fatigue syndrome, attention deficit disorder, irritable bowel syndrome, some weight problems, sleep disorders, migraine headaches, asthma, diabetes, glaucoma, and neurological disorders like ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Alzheimer’s, fibromyalgia, and Parkinson’s may have more in common than any of us think.
Aspartame is not the safe sugar substitute companies market it to be. In fact, aspartame may double your appetite, making you gain weight more without realizing it.
I want to avoid chemistry, but some basics are necessary. The components of aspartame are phenylalanine and aspartic acid. The methyl group attached to the phenylalanine is what gives aspartame its very sweet taste, but there is a serious problem with this methyl group. During digestion, it breaks off and forms methanol.
Advocates of aspartame say methanol is also formed in the digestion of all fruits and vegetables, so it shouldn’t be a problem. Fruits and vegetables contain a fiber called pectin. Pectin binds to methanol so it can safely pass through your digestive tract. While, in aspartame, methanol doesn’t attach to anything that can aid its elimination from your body.
Methanol is extremely toxic to the optic nerve. Anyone with glaucoma must avoid all forms and dosages of aspartame. Various forms of disorders associated with aspartame include birth defects, cancer (brain cancer), diabetes, emotional disorders, and epilepsy/seizures.
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
High fructose corn syrup or sugar from genetically modified sources are commonly found on the label of processed “Franken-foods.” What you’re not being told is that sugar is a dangerous and addictive substance, some say it’s more addictive than cocaine. #sugar #nutrition pic.twitter.com/jYLPQY20EQ
— Dr. David Koivuranta (@drdavechiro) January 25, 2018
High Fructose Corn Syrup is not a true sugar. It is not metabolized like normal glucose, but instead, it shifted towards fat production and storage. This is the reason why there is a higher incidence of obesity and diabetes in our high consumption of corn fructose society.
Genetically modified corn (GMO) is the second problem with HFCS. In fact, 90 percent of all corn grown in the U.S. is GMO. If you are serious about your health and restoring lost vision, you must avoid all GMO foods. The other problem is an accumulation of mercury in the manufacturing of HFCS. Mercury is extremely toxic to all neurological tissue and the eye.
Still not convinced how bad Halloween candy treats are for you? Check out this video from GetFitTrainder:
You can still have fun during Halloween, but try to avoid the toxic effects of Halloween candy treats. Read the candy labels to make sure you’re not poisoning your body and harming your vision! A much better and healthier option is to whip up homemade Halloween candy treats instead. You can control the ingredients and you know exactly what’s in there.
What are your reasons for avoiding Halloween candy treats? Share your thoughts and experience with us in the comments below!
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on October 23, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.