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Have you seen this new tv commercial ad?

 

 

I can’t believe that they are trying to decieve you that High Corn Syrup maybe is not bad for you?

Give me a break!

High-fructose corn syrup is a sweetener and preservative used in many processed foods. It is made by changing the sugar in cornstarch to fructose another form of sugar.

High-fructose corn syrup extends the shelf life of foods and is sweeter and cheaper than sugar. For these reasons, it has become a popular ingredient in many sodas, fruit-flavored drinks and other processed foods. Check your food labels. You may be surprised by how many foods contain high-fructose corn syrup.

Nutrition experts blame increased consumption of high-fructose corn syrup for the growing obesity problem. One theory is that fructose is more readily converted to fat by your liver than is sucrose, increasing the levels of fat in your bloodstream.

The facts about High Fructose Corn Syrup:

  • The average person consumes roughly 78 lbs a year worth of HFCS with an average close to 500 calories/day.
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  • Because obesity rates rose sharply in conjunction with HFCS consumption, researchers pointed fingers at the sweetener as a cause.
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  • The chemical make-up of HFCS differs from that of glucose in that fructose isn’t broken down before it arrives in the liver, and is instead converted to fat.
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  • Also, research has shown fructose to have a negative impact on insulin and leptin – the result being greater hunger.
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    Main Points to consider:

    Common Foods High in HFCS

    • Regular soft drinks
    • Fruit juice and fruit drinks that are not 100 percent juice
    • Pancake syrups
    • Popsicles
    • Fruit-flavored yogurts
    • Frozen yogurts
    • Ketchup and BBQ sauces
    • Jarred and canned pasta sauces
    • Canned soups
    • Canned fruits (if not in its own juice)
    • Breakfast cereals
    • Highly sweetened breakfast cereals

    Problems Caused by Too Much HFCS

    • It can lead to higher caloric intake
    • It can lead to an increase in bodyweight
    • It fools your body into thinking it’s hungry
    • It increases the amount of processed foods you eat, thereby decreasing your intake of nutrient-dense foods
    • It may increase insulin resistance and triglycerides

     

    Is HFCS worse than sugar? Maybe not but since when is sugar good for for you? Atleast sugar is not man made in a lab.

    Avoid it!

    How? Cut back on pop, regular and diet and read your food labels it’s in everything!!

     

    Your Fitness and Nutrition Coach

    ~David Modderman