October 21, 2010

High Fructose Syrup soon to be called "Corn Sugar"

     Apparently, the Corn Refiners Association has caught on to the fact... that we have caught on to the fact... that high fructose corn syrup is like poison. 

     They're proposing a name change, so that high fructose corn syrup would be read "corn sugar" in ingredient lists on your food products.  This is a marketing strategy that's used to trick consumers who are making an effort to choose the right foods.  How bad is that huh? 
Welcome to the world of trickery from the food industry.  It's for these same principles, that low sugar/low fat foods aren't always a better choice(but that's another topic).

     If you don't know... high fructose corn syrup is found in many soft drinks, packages foods, candies, cakes, cookies, and even a lot of ketchups among other things.  It has been linked directly to metabolic syndrome, elevated triglycerides, hypertension, fatty liver disease, excess uric acid levels(associated with gout), and has even been linked to faster aging.  The use of high fructose syrup has increased in the US over the last few decades, and the rate of obesity, diabetes, and insulin resistance have all increased right along side it.  This is NO coincidence! 

     So, read your labels, and keep up with this story to see what alias you need to look for in your labels!!!

Check this article out HERE 

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