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The Skinny on High Fructose Corn Syrup

There is one sugar that is a major player in the sweetener industry and maybe worse than any of the other sweeteners and additives put into the modern food supply. High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a sweetener found in many processed foods and when it was first introduced was thought to be a healthier sweetener due to the fact that when it is metabolized does not trigger as sharp a spike in insulin levels as table sugar does.

Now let me explain how the food industry scientists deceive us and manipulate us as consumers. What they neglected to tell you that when tested by scientists that had no connections with the food industry it was found that yes, the initial blood samples showed a lower sugar spike with fructose over glucose……..but that was due to the fact that fructose has to be metabolized in the liver first, taking much longer to produce the sugar spike which was found to be MUCH HIGHER AND PROLONGED WITH FRUCTOSE!

We know that a diet high in sugar will elevate blood levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, insulin, cortisol and uric acid, but HFCS has been found to double those levels! Also when we eat calories from healthy sources, they turn off your desire to eat, but HFCS isn’t seen by our brain as a regular food therefore your body wants to keep eating. Because they are such a rich source of calories they are a major contributor to weight gain.

When possible, avoid like the plague anything with HFCS in it.