I call it lethal injection…. Then food industry calls it “high fructose corn syrup….”
Call it what you want, it’s killing our children…. ….and of course adults, too
What is High Fructose Corn Syrup? It is a sweetener made from corn. This end product of enzyme and chemical processing is a liquid that contains fructose and sucrose. It has become a common ingredient in the processed food supply because corn is a government-subsidized crop in the United States and therefore less expensive for food manufacturers than sugar.
“There has been a remarkable increase in consumption of high-fructose corn syrup,” Gerald Shulman, of the Yale School of Medicine, said in a journal news release. “Fructose is much more readily metabolized to fat in the liver than glucose is, and, in the process, can lead to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD),” which, in turn, leads to hepatic insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
What foods contain High Fructose Corn Syrup? Since it is not naturally occurring, it is found only in packaged and processed foods. It is most commonly used in sweetened beverages, but it also is used in bread, fruit snacks, granola bars, yogurt, crackers, chocolate milk, and more. Often it is added to foods that do not necessarily taste sweet, or are packaged and marketed as “healthy.”
According to the Mayo Clinic, many beverages and other processed foods made with high-fructose corn syrup and other sweeteners are high in calories and low in nutritional value. Regularly including these products in your diet has the potential to promote obesity — which, in turn, promotes conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and coronary artery disease.
If you’re concerned about the amount of high-fructose corn syrup or other sweeteners in your diet, consider these tips:
* Limit processed foods. * Avoid foods that contain added sugar. * Choose fresh fruit rather than fruit juice or fruit-flavored drinks. Even 100 percent fruit juice has a high concentration of sugar. * Choose fruit canned in its own juices instead of heavy syrup. * Drink less soda. * Don’t allow sweetened beverages to replace milk, especially for children.
What makes it so lethal? High fructose corn syrup contains mercury.
“Mercury is toxic in all its forms. Given how much high-fructose corn syrup is consumed by children, it could be a significant additional source of mercury never before considered. We are calling for immediate changes by industry and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help stop this avoidable mercury contamination of the food supply,” the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy’s Dr. David Wallinga, a co-author of both studies, said in a prepared statement.
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