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High-fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a manmade processed food invented by Japanese scientists in a laboratory in the mid 1960's when sugar prices were high, processed foods create health problems.

The ubiquitous use of HFCS is a result of a corn surplus in the mid seventies, it is in almost everything we eat and drink! (Read the Labels)

High-fructose Corn Syrup

Corn syrup is a Glucose syrup made from corn starch. Fructose doesn't exist in corn syrup. HFCS made from corn syrup is manipulated and chemically altered using toxic chemicals to turn corn into corn starch. This alteration changes the extracted corn syrup from a compound that is predominantly glucose (simple sugar) to a manmade blend. The manmade blend fructose metabolizes in your body very differently than glucose. The Glucose molecules are metabolized by all of the cells in our body. The manmade blend of fructose, a processed food, bypasses the complex breakdown process required and goes straight to the liver and turns to fat deposits. High-fructose corn syrup is only metabolized by your liver.

HFCS stimulates complex chemical reactions in the body and causes increased production of an enzyme that instructs a cell whether to burn fatty acids or sugars; the more that is present at the cell surface the more the cell will burn sugar instead of fat. Fructose does not allow the release of a hormone (Leptin) that lets your brain know you are full, so you keep on eating.

When the liver receives more fructose than it can handle, the excess sugars are turned into fats in the form of triglycerides, which are harmful to your arteries and your heart. High-fructose corn syrup is linked to diabetes, excessive weight gain and a many other health issues. No wonder there is an obesity epidemic in American today.

High Fructose Corn Syrup From
A new study reveals what the "Big Food" industry simply does not want you to know - high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is making you fat, giving you diabetes, and taking the entire United States health care system down with you. Despite repeated (and laughable) propaganda attempts made by those making billions off of the mercury-containing, GMO garbage known as high-fructose corn syrup such as the Corn Refiners Association and others, this latest study very well may be the final nail in the coffin when it comes to corporations opting better alternatives than HFCS Read more:

Why is HFCS now being used in so many food and drink products?
It is six times sweeter than cane sugar and protects frozen food against freezer burn and provides an extend product shelf-life.

High Fructose Corn Syrup Truth!

Read all of the Labels.
You will be surprised how much of your food products contain high-fructose corn syrup. HFCS is being added to food items that don't normally have sugar, the sugars in the syrups act as a preservative. It's in frozen food, baked goods, processed foods, jelly, juice, sodas, whole-grain breads, cereals, ketchup, crackers, yogurt, sweet pickles, applesauce, salad dressing, ice cream, cough syrup, breakfast bars, lunch meats,, canned fruits, dairy products, sweetened beverages and added to some meats.

With increasing public awareness of high-fructose corn syrup, the corn industry is using the term
"corn sugar" in place of " High-fructose corn syrup". high-fructose corn syrup

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