Villainous High Fructose Corn Syrup


hfcs2Dietary intake of fructose has dramatically increased in the US in the past decade and the consumption of HFCS is the primary reason.

People worldwide…in particularly Americans, are being poisoned by a toxic additive for food and beverage called HFCS. It is presently being used in a huge variety of foods from soft drinks to salad dressings, to cakes, cereals, breads and cookies…and lots of packaged and processed foods in between.

HFCS is short for high-fructose-corn-syrup and experts now believe that we face a serious epidemic of metabolic disease in the near future directly related to the excess consumption of HFCS.

First introduced into the food supply decades ago and it is now found in an incredible array of popular food and beverage products with sweetened, carbonated soft drinks heading the list of worst offenders.

Although HFCS is essentially derived from natural sources, it is an unnatural product that food manufacturers embraced wholeheartedly because the manufacturing of it was a lot cheaper than sucrose and it mixes well and a variety of food products. HFCS is currently the primary caloric sweetener added to soda/soft drinks in the U.S. and comprises more than 40% of caloric sweeteners that are added to foods and beverages.

Besides the damaging levels of pure fructose and sugar found in HFCS there are also toxic chemical contaminants used during manufacturing of HFCS that end up in our food. For example we are now aware that chloralkali is used to make high fructose corn syrup. Chloralkai contains mercury.  As we all know, the experts admit that mercury is toxic in all forms. Furthermore, when examining the chemical components of HFCS on a spectrograph we see that it contains many dangerous and weird chemicals that we know little or nothing about.

The food industry has always relied on the adage that “a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down” and used cane sugar as its choice of sweeteners until the 1970’s when HFCS was developed.

Fructose is metabolized differently than glucose, a simple sugar… in our bodies.

Normal table sugar is 50% fructose and 50% glucose while HFCS corn syrup can be as much as 80% fructose and 20% glucose…nearly twice the fructose of common table sugar. Since both HFCS and common table sugar both contain 4 calories per gram it is not the calories that area of concern…it is metabolizing excess amounts of fructose that is the major concern.

During the chemical process used to make HFCS, glucose and fructose that are naturally bound together become separated. This allows fructose to mainline directly to your liver turning on the fat production in your liver called lipogenesis which in turns leads to fatty liver one of the most common diseases in America today effecting nearly 90 million Americans.

But the damage doesn’t stop there. Fatty liver eventually leads to pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. It’s not hard to see that high fructose corn syrup is the real demon behind our current epidemics of heart attacks, strokes, cancer, and dementia and Type 2 diabetes.

It may not be a huge problem if we only ate this poison on rare occasions but the average person consumes more than 20 teaspoons daily without even realizing the dangers. Remember, enough doses of HFCS becomes toxic to your body.

Another thing to consider about HFCS is that whatever food product you find it listed on the label is sure proof that it is not a high quality food product to begin with….it is processed junk that they are “dressing up.”

If your health is of a concern, you want to lose weight easily, get rid of chronic disease and avoid the obesity epidemic than the single best thing you can do is to eliminate this dangerous additive from your diet and the diets of those you love.

Read your labels closely and be aware that corporations are trying to hide this insidious poison in food by changing the name to just “frusctose” so whenever you see that on the label or you see that contains HFCS on the label shove to the back of the shelf and head for the produce aisle.

If you really want a challenge head to your kitchen cupboards and refrigerator and check all your labels. I bet you’ll be surprised to find it in many foods you never expected it would appear in. Begin replacing all the foods containing HFCS with healthier options.

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