The best part about making your own homemade jam is that you know exactly what’s going into it. Most store bought jam’s have an unnecessary list of ingredients barely any of us can pronounce, and in many cases are harmful to the body.
At best a good jam may have about 3 ingredients. The problem is one of those ingredients in store bought jam is usually high fructose corn syrup. High fructose corn syrup can have adverse long term effects, which is why it is one of the main ingredients we should avoid. In this excerpt from Dr. Hyman.com, he explains what so called medial and nutrition experts say about HFCS. “ It is no different than cane sugar. It is a “natural” product that is a healthy part of our diet when used in moderation. Except, when used in moderation it is a major cause of heart disease, obesity, cancer, dementia, liver failure, tooth decay, and more.”
There are so many bad food choices we make on a daily basis in the name of convenience. This not only puts our lives at risk of major health complications but, our families as well. Learning to prepare healthy food from scratch, along with taking quality dietary supplements for added nutrition will help ward off diseases such as cancer. Changing the way we think about how we eat will also prove to be beneficial and our bodies with thank us for it.
In this fast paced world some people feel they don’t have the time to cook from scratch or prepare homemade meals. Truth is, if you are not healthy it can slow you down a whole lot more than preparing simple food from scratch. We can avoid sickness by simply preparing our own foods at home and save money in the long run as well. Feeling better and saving money too, sounds like a plus to me.
Here is an easy homemade jam recipe to get you on your way;
What you will need:
2 pounds of strawberries crushed (about 4 cups of crushed strawberries)
Juice 3 fresh lemons (about ¼ cup of lemon juice)
4 cups organic cane sugar
Place the strawberries in a heavy bottom saucepan. Add the lemon juice and sugar. Stir the mixture over low heat until it dissolves. Then, cut the heat up and boil until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. For more detailed instructions, please watch the video below.