Coming in hot on the heels of the viral TikTok Honey Freezing Food Trend is this new trend where people are freezing corn syrup to eat as a sugary sweet snack.
But, you might want to be careful with this one.
A nutritionist is saying that this tasty treat can cause body shakes, sweating, and heart problems — not to mention diabetes!
When I took my diabetic doggo to the vet, they recommended giving him a spoonful of corn syrup when he was showing signs of low blood pressure. It is like an instant kick to the pancreas, flooding the body with tons of sugar.
In this new corn syrup food trend, people are emptying out clean water bottles and filling them with the sugary syrup. They then freeze the bottles for a couple hours, and the result is a semi-solid substance that they can squeeze right into their mouths.
It’s like a sugary, semi-frozen treat that isn’t quite crunchy and isn’t quite liquid.
Some TikTok users are even adding Hi-C, Kool-Aid, Starburst drink packets, or even Nerds candies to sweeten the deal.
Yeah, I’m not denying that it would be delicious.
BUT, at what cost to the inner workings of your body?
Eating a little bit of corn syrup such as a serving, which is a tablespoon, is not detrimental. However, the amount that is being squeezed out of the bottle is way more than 1 tablespoon. When you add color and Kool-Aid to it, children will likely eat more than one serving, especially if they’re making multiple colors.Amy Shapiro, New York dietician and nutritionist
I can’t even fathom the sugar high that my son would have. Visions of Beavis and Butthead are running through my mind.
But, not only will this corn syrup candy, if you will, give you an intense sugar high, but it will also make you crash — HARD.
Amy Shapiro also says that consuming too much of this frozen corn syrup can lead to “diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver disease, and further illness.”
Eating too much corn syrup can also cause “insulin resistance, obesity, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.”
One doctor is even noting that consuming too much corn syrup can “punch little holes in your intestinal lining, causing what we call a leaky gut.”
It can even cause fibrosis or what we call cirrhosis. In fact, sugar in our diet is now the major cause of liver failure and that makes sugar the leading cause of liver transplants.Mark Hyman, MD
This frozen cory syrup food trend might be a tasty tempting feast, but you need to be very careful. The health risks may not be worth it in the end.