Friday, February 20, 2009

Say NO to High Fructose Corn Syrup!!! it might just save your life!

You're at home, starving when you open up your fridge to have a snack.
You grab a diet coke, make a sandwich with white bread, mayonnaise, tomato, tuna and lettuce and grab a bag of fat free chips. You are so proud of yourself for eating "healthy."
While making your sandwich you take a look at the ingredients on the bread bag and notice that "high fructose corn syrup" is second on the list. Grabbing your soda can you check the back of the can and notice that High fructose corn syrup is also in your soda, as well as the mayonnaise, and chips... You remember hearing someone mention that fructose corn syrup is bad for you, but it cant be that bad for you if its in the majority of the foods you eat, right? You grab another can of "diet" coke and head back to your computer to finish your homework.
"When we're trying to lose weight, we usually focus on how many calories, fat and carbohydrates we're consuming. While these are important, there are some hidden food additives that, not only contribute to our expanding waist lines, but also endanger our health."
I am here to tell you the truth about High Fructose Corn Syrup... This "sugar" that is derived from corn is said to be "safe" by some companies so that they dont go out of business or lose money on these products. The truth is high fructose corn syrup is lethal to your body and was banned from the US in the early 1900's. In some countries it is still banned and not allowed to be put into food. If you go to your local grocery store and pick up a few items, most likely you will see high fructose corn syrup listed as one of the ingredients. You can find it in juice, baby snacks, breads, junk food, cereals, etc.
Some effects of high fructose corn syrup include:
  • High insulin levels
  • weight gain
  • also harms organs like your liver and pancreas, leading to bone loss, anemia and heart problems.
  • interfere with the heart's use of minerals such as magnesium, copper and chromium and inhibits the action of the immune system's white blood cells.
  • High fructose corn syrup has been shown to elevate blood cholesterol levels, which leads to plaque in the arteries and heart attacks

and a LOT more! Please read the following articles/information on this lethal sugar... I know everyone is tight on cash these days, but just think about how much more money you spend on seeing doctors and taking medications for illnesses you get from high fructose corn syrup. Please read more information on my earlier blogs on organic foods and staying away from "natural additives" this is a code word for "anything" you think you are getting something natural and healthy when in fact food companies can put any chemical or harmful thing into that product and mislabel it, that's why you just want organic foods!

By the way, there are some sites out there that promote high fructose corn syrup and say it is safe, these sites are full of lies and are created by the same companies that want you to keep buying their products, remember its all about Money, they don't care about your health!!!!

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