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The Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

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So, I have written about high fructose corn syrup in the past, but that was before Dr. Hoebel's work on this was published. I alluded to it, but now that the results are out, we can really have an open discussion about the potential dangers of high fructose corn syrup.

In my previous blogs I discuss the findings that there is mercury in a percentage of the hfcs that inhabits so many of our foods and drinks. This is caused from the mercury grade caustic soda that is used in the processing, leaching mercury into the finished product. Here is a great read on the subject. It should concern you!

Then I touched on Dr. Hoebel's work with rats. What he found, in brief, is that rats fed hfcs get obese where as rats fed sugar do not. We don't yet know why, but we do know that this is happening and now there are tangible results in the lab to prove it. You can read the full article here.

We can also look at our country since hfcs was introduced in the 1970's. The rate of obesity since then has gone through the roof. Yes, we have become more sedentary but that alone does not make enough of a difference to account for the sharp increase in our weights.

The Corn Refiner's Association is huge. I wrote this blog in response to my meeting with their "expert" who they "suggested" I speak to before writing more about hfcs. They are trying to keep their wholesome image intact. I am trying to educate the public so we can all be healthier.

I suggest you start reading labels and avoiding anything that contains hfcs. When we did this in my house it was shocking just how many items contain it. You expect to find it in soda, but catsup? It's in bread, baked goods, juices, condiments, candies...

Be healthy!