Look how unhealthy the world is becoming!
Working with a Diabetes Research Company, I have been enlightened about the harmful effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup. In the last few years, HFC’s have been gaining the bad rep that they deserve until recently.
Have you seen these new commercials by the Sweet Promise Company promoting this cheap, unhealthy sweetener? If you haven’t seen them, click on the video below and watch the madness.
I have to admit that Sweet Promise did a great job in making people feel like HFCs are natural and safe, including myself. Why? Because it’s just corn!
Plenty of theories have been shown to link High Fructose Corn Syrup to the rise in obesity, diabetes and other health complications, but there is still no solid evidence that this sweetener is worse than sugar. I choose to eliminate it from my diet completely until proven completely safe.I prefer to use other natural sources of sweeteners like raw sugar, stevia and xylitol.
Let me summarize the story behind High Fructose Corn Syrup.
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFC) is one of the most widely used ingredient in prepackaged foods and soft drinks. HFC is made of corn starch and contains two sugars: fructose and glucose, that make this ingredient much sweeter than sugar. HFC is infused in so many products including your ketchup and favorite cereal. HFC is also used to extend the shelf life.
How glucose is absorbed:
Our bodies metabolize glucose differently than fructose. When we consume carbohydrates that contain glucose, our body increases the production of insulin which helps transport energy to our cells. Meanwhile, another hormone called leptin takes action and starts sending messages to the brain telling it that the belly is satisfied and to regulate fat storage. Another hormone ghrelin is then suppressed, assisting with the regulation of food intake. The body is just an amazing machine!
Now, let’s take a look at how fructose is absorbed:
When our bodies metabolize fructose, insulin is NOT secreted, leptin is NOT produced, and ghrelin is NOT suppressed.
So, we can only assume that if fructose causes a miscommunication between the body and the brain regarding satiety, regulating fat storage functions and food intake, then our body will continue to be hungry and consume more calories than needed, leading to weight gain.
Once again, companies like Sweet Promise will totally disagree with these theories, but until proven 100% safe I refuse to consume any products containing High Fructose Corn Syrup.
Personally, my diet growing up was overly infused with HFCs and my weight gain was enough proof for me. Since cutting out processed foods, my body has transformed like never before. Our bodies were engineered to process the earth’s natural foods, not processed pop tarts.
I am not an expert, but I have researched enough to make my decision against High Fructose Corn Syrup. You don’t have to listen to me, but do listen to your body.
It’s really sad how money runs this world. Major food companies would rather sacrifice health and quality to gain a higher profit margin.
High Fructose Corn Syrup is in everything!
If you click on www.Accidentalhedonist.com
, you can view all the brands that contain HFCs. You will be shocked to what you find on their list.
Stay tuned and look out for an upcoming article where I explain the harmful of effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup on your skin.