I would be willing to
bet that you would find it easier to
the tax code than understand what you put in their
your mouth every day.
Food shouldn't need
an explanation...or a scientific dictionary.
But thanks to the
food processing industry, that is precisely what has happened.
People buy packaged
food-like stuff by the boatload, not even knowing or being able
to pronounce up to 95% of the what they're eating.
And since the food
industry is such a powerful lobbyist, they have a tremendous
influence on how ingredients are allowed to be reported (i.e.
disguised or concealed) on a food package. So you're at their
mercy (or lack thereof) when it comes to figuring out what
you're putting in your mouth.
An example of this in
action is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).
Since it was first
designated as GRAS (Generally regarded as safe) by the FDA back
in 1983, high fructose corn syrup has been reported as, well,
high fructose corn syrup (or at least corn syrup) on food
But lo and behold,
because of those "inconvenient" little studies that keep popping
up showing the health detriments of HFCS, at this stage most
people at least have a suspicion that it might not be good for
you (more on that below) and are getting a little label-reading
So to prevent any
loss of revenue from you silly people worried about your health,
the food manufacturers have lobbied Congress and obtained
permission to report HFCS as just "corn sugar" on food labels
And they're betting
on your ignorance to not know the difference.
But I want to make
sure you DO know the difference, as well as all the ins and outs
of why high fructose corn syrup is so dangerous.
So here is a crash
course on HFCS aka "corn syrup" aka "corn sugar":
The corn industry and
processed food manufacturers insist that HFCS is "natural" and
no more harmful to your body than regular sugar.
And since it's in
practically every single packaged food you can buy, you must
know the REAL facts about a major reason that we're much fatter
than we were just 30 years ago.
I'll start by
addressing some of the "defenses" used by food processors:
1) "HFCS is
made from corn"
This is said to show
that HFCS is derived from a "natural" source, thereby implying
that it's good for you.
Cocaine is derived
from a natural source too--the South American coca plant. But
that doesn't make it good for you, does it? In fact, every
dangerous chemical has at its root a natural source. So this
argument used to promote this VERY dangerous food additive is
doesn't have artificial ingredients"
This is another twist
on the attempt to get us to believe HFCS is "natural." And it
does not fly.
HFCS is a substance
in a highly processed, artificial form that's extremely harmful
to your body -- who cares what's added or not added to this
sugar, it's fine in moderation"
All sugars are not
created equal as far as your body is concerned.
Sucrose (table sugar)
is comprised of two sugar units--one glucose and one
fructose--joined together by a condensation reaction.
HFCS is 100% fructose
in an adulterated form that does NOT exist in nature.
Glucose is the energy
your body needs. Every single cell in your body--especially your
brain--uses glucose. But fructose is another story.
Here's how glucose
and fructose differ:
Your body processes
glucose and fructose in two entirely different ways.
Your liver needs to
break down 100% of the fructose you take in, but only 20% of the
glucose. So fructose puts an added stress on your liver, an
organ you do not want to stress.
It gets worse...
fructose metabolism in the liver creates an abundance of wastes
and toxins including uric acid, which can raise blood pressure
and cause gouty arthritis.
Since every cell in
your body uses glucose, much of what you take in can be "burned
up" quickly. But fructose cannot. It turns into fatty acids,
excess cholesterol and triglycerides, which in turn get stored
These fatty deposits
accumulate in your liver and muscle tissues, leading to insulin
resistance, type II diabetes and fatty liver disease.
Feeling full vs.
your hunger hormones and stimulates leptin, which helps decrease
your appetite. So in other words, you feel satisfied after
eating and so, are less likely to overeat.
But fructose has no
effect on hunger hormones. It also interferes with leptin's
communication with your brain, which can lead to overeating.
In addition, with
HFCS being added to soda and virtually EVERY processed food
imaginable, eating it "in moderation" is basically impossible.
(More on that in number 4 below.)
itself is not bad
naturally in fruits and vegetables. And if they were our only
sources of fructose, like they were 100 years ago, we would be
But things have
Before the early
1900's most people took in 15 grams or fewer of fructose from
fresh fruits and vegetables, and the fructose was in its pure,
Now the fructose we
consume is highly processed (usually from genetically modified
corn) and we get MUCH more than 15 grams per day.
The average person in
the US today who drinks soda and eats processed foods takes in
142 pounds of sugar (most in the form of HFCS) a YEAR -- which
is about 176 grams a DAY! So our daily consumption has increased
more than ten-fold from 100 years ago.
Just one 8 oz. glass
of a popular fruit punch has 29 grams of sugar -- DOUBLE what
our grandparents ate in an entire DAY.
Are you still
wondering why everyone is so fat today?
5) Heavy metal
Studies have shown unsafe levels of MERCURY in high fructose corn syrup.
Mercury acts as a
poison to your brain and nervous system. It has been linked
to fertility problems, memory and vision loss, and trouble with
blood pressure regulation.
It can also cause
chronic fatigue and neuro-muscular dysfunction.
Mercury exposure has
also been linked to autism, heart disease, Parkinson's disease
and multiple sclerosis.
crystalline fructose (which is a form of fructose food
manufacturers are now using) can contain lead, arsenic, chloride
and other heavy metals.
practically everywhere, because...
So, unlike what the
processed food industry wants you to think, HFCS is dangerous.
Very dangerous. And it's unconscionable that it's dumped into
our food supply by the ton. But it is.
Why? you may ask.
Because it's much cheaper and sweeter than natural sugar. So
it's very profitable to add it to food instead of sugar, my
because of the nice profit margins, this terrible, horrible,
dangerous poison -- High fructose corn syrup -- is in
LOADS of products such as:
- Salad dressings
- Sports drinks
- Cough medicines
- Jellies and jams
- Ice cream
- Snack chips and crackers
- Pickle relish
- Non-dairy whipped topping
- Granola bars
- Packaged pastries, snack cakes and cookies
- Low-fat foods
- Processed meats (such as sausage or ham)
So what should
Read labels and find
100% Organic products
don't contain HFCS. I always buy organic ketchup, mayonnaise and
real maple syrup, for example. I also make my own salad
dressing. It's cheaper than bottled stuff and tastes a whole lot
Use organic raw
honey, organic cane sugar or stevia for sweeteners (in
Drink water instead
of soda or sports drinks. Soda is THE single largest source of
high fructose corn syrup consumption in the world.
And the less that you
rely on processed foods overall, the better.
Instead, feed your
body REAL foods and you won't have to worry about HFCS making
you fat and/or sick.
If you need help with
that, just follow my advice in the Great Taste
No Pain system.
The GTNP manuals show
you exactly how to avoid dangerous processed foods and show you
how to prepare delicious meals without any harmful ingredients.
When you eat foods
made from real ingredients, you can completely lose your taste
for (and addiction to) HFCS and begin to love the flavors and
sweetness that occur naturally in foods.
Plus, your body will
benefit from the nutrients it gets from real foods, and so will
And the next time you
see High Fructose Corn Syrup, corn syrup or corn sugar on
a food label, you'll know better.
To your health,
PS: It's crucial
to have a good intestinal flora balance to ensure efficient
digestion and keep your immune system strong. But most people
who eat a lot of HFCS have the exact opposite (more harmful vs.
helpful) of what they should have. Super Shield's 13 strains of friendly flora can help restore
your balance to where it should be. Learn more about Super
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