Don’t believe those Sugar Coated Commercials about High Fructose Corn Syrup!

OK, so I’m zoning out one evening watching TV and this commercial comes on with two sort of Soccer type moms talking to each other about juice for their kids. I think I remember it going something like this:

“What’s the problem with High Fructose Corn Syrup? It’s all natural, comes from corn, and is fine to enjoy in moderation just like real sugar.”

Oh My God!!!! First of all, you know that if the food industry has started a giant advertising campaign to improve the public’s opinion of HFCS, then there must be a lot to hide!

Number one: It’s no where near “natural” due to the way it’s been processed. Sulphuric Acid is one of the ingredients used to convert corn into HFCS. Check out the movie King Corn to see it actually being done! Rule number one in reading food labels: Natural means absolutely nothing.

Number two: Most of the corn it comes from has been genetically modified and is completely inedible (tastes like cardboard) until it’s been processed. Don’t even get me started on genetic modification and the potential problems we are creating by disturbing the intricate web of life on planet Earth. Watch The Future of Food movie for the down low on GMO foods. All of the other countries have banned them but here in the USA, we just seem to care about profit more than health. I’m a firm believer that the reason why so many of us are developing food allergies to wheat and other grains is because of the genetic modifications.

Number three: When HFCS is ingested, it goes straight to the liver which turns the sugary liquid into fat. Unlike other carbohydrates, HFCS does not cause an insulin spike; which acts as a hunger quenching signal to the brain. So we get stuck in a vicious cycle, eating food that gets immediately stored as fat and never feeling full. HFCS is processed through the liver, raises triglycerides, and is extremely hard on the body. It’s one of the major reasons kids are getting diabetes at an early age (soda isn’t sweetened with sugar anymore, it’s now sweetened with HFCS). It’s also why you see more and more skinny fat kids, you know skinny limbs and a poochy stomach. Kids are looking more like potatoes on stilts and it’s because their poor livers are getting taxed from all the garbage they’re ingesting from processed foods.

Finally, new reports are now showing that most HFCS is also contaminated with mercury!! We’re all going completely bonkers. Remember the fall of the Roman Empire with the lead in their water pipes that made everyone crazy? Here we are, poisoning ourselves with mercury and other heavy metals…which, by the way will make it virtually impossible for people to lose weight. When you’re toxic with metals, the body will store them in your fat cells in order to protect the brain and nervous system.

Stay away from HFCS! Eating whole, unprocessed foods will ensure that you stay healthy.

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About nutritionthatworks

Sylvie Nalezny has a Master's degree in Holistic Health Education and is a certified Nutrition Educator. She has worked as a Nutritionist specializing in weight loss and overcoming sugar addiction and as a Wellness Coach, helping people to create healthy habits.

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