The Truth About High-Fructose Corn Syrup…? Dare I say?
Have you seen the latest commercial about high-fructose corn syrup being good for you? It states that high-fructose “is made from corn, doesn’t have artificial ingredients, and like sugar it’s fine in moderation.” See the video below… it’s just 30 seconds long. What!? Did I just hear that correctly? Yep, sadly so, and I was completely floored when I saw it on TV.
“Made from corn.”
First, yes, high-fructose corn syrup is made from corn, but it must go through processing, and if you have read my eBooks you know that ANYTHING processed is of low quality and has the potential to damage internal organs, destroy the metabolism, cause fat gain and type 2 diabetes, etc.
Fructose is a simple sugar found naturally in fruit. Natural fruit sugar doesn’t spike your insulin the same way processed sugar does because it’s natural, and fruit contains fiber and nutrients the body can use.
Processed sugar (void of nutrients) immediately sends your blood glucose straight through the roof! Then your blood sugar crashes, you crave more sugar, and the nasty process just repeats itself until you are essentially addicted.
Dr. Gary Null, author of Power Aging states “Refined sugar is actually a poor energy source.” Simply put, you cannot compare the fructose in fruit with processed fructose. Second, commercial farms feed their cows corn to fatten them up for slaughter. That’s a no-brainer.
High-Fructose Corn Syrup Definition – High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is any of a group of corn syrups that has undergone enzymatic processing to increase its fructose content, and is then mixed with pure corn syrup (100% glucose), becoming a high-fructose corn syrup.
“Doesn’t have artificial ingredients.”
Just as discussed above, it’s processed, and anything processed is not natural. If it’s not natural, then it’s artificial. Your body cannot be healthy, lean, or fit if you fill it with chemically altered food.
Why is it for YEARS we are told to stay away from high-fructose corn syrup, then, all of a sudden, it’s “healthy” for us? Would it be because the commercials were brought to you by the Corn Refiner’s Association?
“Like sugar it’s fine in moderation.”
Of course, moderation is a factor. That’s with anything. However, many people don’t realize that they overestimate their daily high-fructose corn syrup intake because it’s in nearly everything in the supermarket such as salad dressings, yogurt, flavored oatmeal, deli-meats, condiments, jams, canned soups, frozen dinners, juices, etc.
At best, limit your processed sugar, or rather high-fructose corn syrup to your one designated cheat day… That’s moderation!
The sweet business of high-fructose corn syrup is fairly new. Dr. Mercola, in his best-seller, Sweet Deception states “In 1968, there was a revolutionary breakthrough in the sweetener industry when new technology made it economically feasible to manufacture mass quantities of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and the similar hydrolyzed high-fructose insulin syrup.”
Is it any wonder that more children today are diagnosed with ADHD than every before? In the last 30 years the number of children drugged up on “calming” drugs is through the roof.
ADHD is defined as hyperactivity, short attention span, and the link in kids. Hey, that’s what a kid is! Kids need to be free, run, play. I’ve never seen a kid with attentive focus.
Feed kids a clean and balanced diet and they won’t need drugs.
Also, we are now seeing young adults in their 20’s developing degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis, strokes, heart attacks, type 2 diabetes. Do you think this is due to a malfunctioning system or a freak accident?
No… what you put into your body determines your health and well-being. I’m not saying that sugar is the prime suspect, but it certain contributes to at least 80%!
Remember, commercials are marketing. The corn and sugar industry are business, and they must profit. If you don’t think deception happens in the FDA and congress, think again. Pay off, loop holes are everywhere.
Watch Tucker, Super Size Me, Who Killed The Electric Car?, Erin Brockavich, and/or The Insider. You’ll see how big brother knows things, but to keep their pockets lined, they take action to protect profits, not your health.
Karen Sessions NSCA-CPT
Gary Null, Ph.D. Power Aging. New American Library. ISBN: 0-451-21050-6. Copyright 2003, 36
Joseph Mercola, Kendra Pearsall. Sweet Deception. Nelson Books. ISBN: 0785221794. Copyright 2006. 3