High Fructose Corn Syrup Health Risks!! HEY! READ THIS SH*T!

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When you look at the nutritional labels on sodas, fruit juice, cookies, candy, and probably in the
breads, pasta sauce or breakfast cereals you eat, you are likely to see high-fructose corn syrup
(HFCS). But what are the high fructose corn syrup health risks?
Let's start with telling you what is High Fructose Corn Syrup?
To replace simple white table sugar as a sweetener, food companies created what is called highfructose
corn syrup. Simple white sugar is made up of equal amounts of two sugar molecules:
glucose and fructose (sucrose).
HFCS is now preferred by food companies, over sugar, because it mixes well in many foods and
drinks, and it is much cheaper for them to produce and easy for them to store. Plus it fools
consumers in believing it is better for you than sugar. But is it really good for you?
Food manufacturers, looking for a cheaper replacement for sugar, first turned to the regular syrup
from corn (made from cornstarch). The problem was that this only contains glucose, without the
fructose. The result being, it was not as sweet as sugar.
Eventually scientists perfected the process of converting about half of the glucose into fructose
and gave it the name of high-fructose corn syrup, because regular syrup from corn has no
fructose. Get it?
What are the effects of HFCS on health and weight?
Once people learn the truth about the health risks of high fructose corn syrup, many people are
surprised that high-fructose corn syrup has about the same ratio of glucose and fructose as simple
white sugar. Now that the truth is coming out, there's a lot of controversy about the effects highfructose
corn syrup has on obesity, diabetes and heart disease to name just a few! Duh!
Americans stray away from eating sugar because we're told it's bad for us, yet ever since the food
companies have introduced high fructose corn syrup into our diets , Americans,
instead of discovering how to get skinny, have been getting fatter and fatter on a yearly basis. Is
this simply coincidence? I don't think so...
Other theories claim that high fructose corn syrup is converted more into fat by your liver than
plain sugar. That's not to claim that sugar is good for you. They are both bad!
Animal studies have shown a link between increased high-fructose corn syrup and diabetes and
heart disease. It was found that fructose raised the insulin levels, triglycerides and blood pressure,
in some animals.


The reality is; Americans have a sweet tooth and the food companies know it. Seeing that they
only care about their bottom lines and not our health, they're going to keep cramming unhealthy
foods and chemicals down our throats as long as we keep buying them. Only the educated
individuals, who apply this knowledge and change their eating habits, will be the better for it.
To cut back on sugar, you need to do the following:
Read labels carefully. Any forms of sugar will keep you from losing weight. Drink fresh raw
vegetable juices and drink plenty of water. Omit or cut way back on soda's and store bought fruit
juices. A single soda has as much as 15 teaspoons of sugar!
Choose 100% whole grains, eat fresh fruits and vegetables, enjoy raw nuts and raw seeds, and
eat lean proteins; lean meats and fish & seafood with no added chemicals or hormones or
steroids, and limit or omit the amount of processed foods you now eat.
So what's the bottom line? The high fructose corn syrup health risks are just too numerous. Plus,
too much high-fructose corn syrup, and process white sugar, is harmful to your health. And
remember, all sugars, no matter what their source, inhibits weight loss!

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