Lisa Says: When I first saw the ads for High Fructose Corn Syrup and how good it was for you, I thought it was a Saturday Night Live skit. Do they really believe some people will buy ANYTHING?
From Shari Lyon (also on wordpress)
So, have any of you noticed the very silly recent ads trying to convince you that high fructose corn syrup is no different than sugar and that in moderation it’s no big deal? My jaw literally dropped, and I seriously chuckled at how deliberate the corn refiners association attempt was to buffer the recent results from some studies that very much supported the contrary.
Here is a link to the CRA’s web page and you can watch the ads for yourself if you haven’t seen them yet.
What is SO beneficial about corn? Corn is not a vegetable but a grain. Grains are metabolized into sugars very rapidly in the body and cause a huge spike in blood sugar, thus requiring an outpouring of insulin from the pancreas further straining this already so overworked organ. This is one of the major contributors to the massive increase in type II diabetes were seeing in modern times.
In some studies it has been shown that HFCS contributes to high cholesterol because it actually scars the internal walls of the arteries. This causes the body to then produce cholesterol to heal the walls of the arteries which is one reason that the plaque builds up on the arterial walls. As the walls are continually scarred this slowly shrinks the opening for blood to flow through making the heart work much harder and eventually wearing the heart out. Corn based products such as HFCS have also been shown to increase osteoporosis, tooth decay, anemia, osteoarthritis and more.
HFCS has no real nutritional value to it at all and is more than twice as sweet as regular sugar and since it causes a huge spike in blood sugar when consumed. If that blood sugar is not immediately used up by the muscles via some kind of exercise it is converted into fat and stored in the body as such. This is another way that HFCS and other grain products can contribute to obesity, heart disease and even Alzheimer’s and memory loss. This increase in fat and cholesterol slows the micro circulation of blood through the brain accelerating cell death through lack of oxygen and nutrients. It can also make the body more acidic which causes a host of other health issues. Many health problems in the west are those of an acidic nature or excess fire or yang energy as we would say in Chinese medicine so this is another condition we want to eliminate from the body.
Since HFCS is in virtually everything today that is packaged and processed you really have to become a label reader and check everything you buy. Since it causes such a strong insulin spike in the body and people are often sitting at home or at work when consuming such foods, it’s vital to make sure that you’re cutting this ingredient out of your diet as much as possible.
No matter how often big sugar, the corn industry, media or other such agencies try to convince the public that HFCS is benign or even “natural” and therefore good for you, it’s anything but. You can say something is natural all you want but that doesn’t automatically make it healthy. Poisons, minerals, lead, mercury and others substances are also natural, but they too can still kill in relatively low concentrations. HFCS is not naturally occurring in nature so just because it’s made from corn doesn’t mean it’s good for your body or your health. This is definitely one ingredient to cut out of your diet if you want to avoid all the serious health ills that go along with it’s consumption.
Man made ingredients are the answer to only one thing, making great profits for the food manufacturers at the expense if your health and that of your family. Were led to believe that these ingredients have been rigorously tested and found safe, otherwise they surely wouldn’t let them be put into our foods, right? That`s all part of the big lie they want you to believe. They know that these foods are deadly and destructive and simply don’t care because they make too much money to care. The government has proven it can’t be relied on to protect you and all because they’ve completely sold out to these companies. So always keep this in mind, read those labels and make sure to avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup at all costs.