Friday, April 16, 2010
Another deadly sugar substitute is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).
HFCS is sugar produced by processed corn starch to yield glucose, and then processing the glucose to produce a high percentage of fructose. HFCS has much higher quantities of fructose than fruit, without the natural fiber that slows digestion and feeds the beneficial bacteria. With HFCS, only the harmful bacteria gets fed and gastric distress becomes inevitable with an end result in indigestion, acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome.
HFCS has become increasingly popular because it is inexpensive to produce. It is used in food products to enhance self life. Due to the sweetness of corn, your appetite AND your weight increases!
Consuming HFCS not only exacerbates obesity, it increases inflammation and oxidative stress, plus it's contaminated with mercury, a toxic heavy metal. HFCS predisposes a person to bone loss, anemia and heart problems. HFCS damages your organs, particularly the liver and HFCS radically spkies insulin and blood sugar while halting biological production of anti-aging and muscle building hormones. Even worse, HFCS gives rise to deadly AGE (advanced glycation end), age accelerating molecules, causing you to over eat. AGE molecules are responsible for causing unsightly wrinkles and age-related blindness.
You'll find HFCS in a variety of processed foods such as salad dressings, crackers, soft drinks, and various fruit drinks. Beware of high fructose corn syrup, fruit fructose, inulin and others.

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Hi.. Im Katie. I am 20 years old. I am a student nurse. I love learning about healthy eating and living healthy lifestyles. There are so many lies and myths about the food we eat today and I am determined to spread the word. If you have any questions don't be shy to ask. Email me at k_rotgans@hotmail.com P.S I am not a doctor, I do not diagnose conditions. I am just hear to educate myself and others. Any symptoms I address please see your doctor.
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