Why should you care about HFCS?
High fructose corn syrup (or the myriad of names that it goes by) leads to adverse health effects, some of which turn into dangerous conditions.
HFCS can be found on the ingredient list of most processed foods. Some of the foods that have surprisingly high levels of HFCS are sodas, fruit juices, cereals, yogurts, salad dressings, cookies, energy bars, baked goods, breads, canned fruits, ketchups, jams, jellies and desserts.
Consumption of HFCS adds an excessive amount of sugar to our system. Human body was not designed to process so much fructose so eventually the body gives out and symptoms appear.
HFCS heavily contributes to:
- Fatty liver desease.
- Atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries leading to heart disease).
- Leaky gut syndrome.
- Type 2 diabetes.
- Cancer (cancer cells love fructose).
Furthermore, research shows that products containing HFCS also contain mercury (due to the manufacturing process).
With all the negative publicity, most consumers have become conscientious about their health and began to scan the ingredients labels, but food manufacturers are sabotaging these efforts, deceiving and manipulating the public by disguising the same harmful ingredient under other names. Below is a list of alternative names that High Fructose Corn Syrup goes by. Look for them on your food labels before buying.
Alternative Names for High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Natural corn syrup.
- Maize syrup.
- Fructose syrup.
- Fructose isolate.
- Glucose syrup.
- Fruit fructose.
- Crystalline fructose.
Also, don’t be thrown off by large “Natural”, “100% Natural” ,“Fat-Free” and “Sugar-Free” labels. Those labels are there for marketing purposes, competing for your attention. Now that the marketing worked and the box/bottle/container has your attention – pick it up, turn it over and read the ingredients.
P.S. High-fructose corn syrup does not only affect humans. It may be tied to worldwide collapse of these beautiful creatures.