Sprinkles beguile us with their flavourful scent but come to assess the ingredients that create them, one realises that they are a shockingly unhealthy addition to our ice creams. They are mere accessories that pack up heaps of sugar and no nutrition whatsoever. Sprinkles are created with hydrogenated vegetable oil, carnauba wax, artificial colours and loads of sugar, almost the same ingredients sued to create scented candles.
Why not give your favourite ice cream dessert a deliciously crunchy and nutrient-rich topping with some cacao nibs, slivered almonds, pecans, walnuts or chia seeds perhaps. They will brim up your body with waist-slimming fiber and heaps of antioxidants.
22. Cool whip
Cool whip is increasingly being used as a supposedly healthy and lighter alternative to whipped cream. Truth be told, this dessert topping packs up very little cream and skim milk, and it largely consists of vegetable oil, water, polysorbate 60, and high fructose corn syrup. It contains a large list of some seriously offensive ingredients, including sorbitan monostearate, hydrogenated vegetable oil, polysorbate 6, and high fructose corn syrup.
Research reveals that the consumption of sorbitan monostearate is directly associated with the increase risks of kidney ailments and abnormal enlargements. Instead of topping your desserts with potentially-toxic cool whip, fix yourself a traditional whipped cream substitute at home with some coconut milk. It will provide your dessert the same indulgent creamy thickness that you enjoy about regular whipped cream, without loading up your digestive system with unnecessary added fat and sugar.
23. Maraschino cherries
This popular topping is created with at least a dozen preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, and several colour dyes. Maraschino cherries are famous for their succulent taste and dark red colour, however, most people aren’t aware that these are a chemically-produced food item that simply cannot be part of any healthy diet. It contains alarmingly unhealthy ingredients such as, red #40, calcium chloride, sulfur dioxide, high fructose corn syrup, sodium benzoate, and potassium sorbate.
They marinate in a thick concentrate of high fructose corn syrup for an alarming long period of three years before reaching their expiration date. Such an artificially engineered food item should not be on your grocery list when you can pick out dark and rich fresh berries.
Cherries are packed with juicy sweetness that cannot be obtained from a supposedly-syrupy chemically-engineered cherry from a jar, brimming with toxic dyes and added preservatives. Fresh cherries will brim up your body with resveratrol, which aids in eliminating the symptoms of dementia and fighting off excessive belly fat.