High-Fructose Corn Syrup – Not Here!

The Corn Refiners Association is a little perturbed about the negative image of high-fructose corn syrup so they are trying to change the way people think about it with a slick new campaign.  High-fructose corn syrup is used in many foods and drinks as a cheap sweetener and preservative.  The most recent campaign says that it is “made from corn, it’s natural and like sugar, it’s fine in moderation.”  We’re all reminded to take things in moderation.  Large doses of most things can cause problems of one type or another.  Does HFCS qualify as good for you even in moderation?  No.  It should be eliminated from your cupboard and diet all together.  Why?  Let’s review.

This cost-effective sweetener has been put to the test by some independent labs like Princeton University.  The findings linked obesity to HFCS.  Princeton professor Bart Hoebel notes, “When rats are drinking high-fructose corn syrup at levels well below those in soda pop, they’re becoming obese — every single one, across the board.  Even when rats are fed a high-fat diet, you don’t see this; they don’t all gain extra weight.”  HFCS has also been found to inhibit production of leptin, a hormone produced by our fat cells that tells us we’re full and to stop eating.  Hmmmm, not good HFCS!  No more room in my cupboard or fridge for you.

Not all corn syrup is high-fructose, but HFCS is in a lot of things we consume everyday, like soda, condiments, cereal, ice cream, etc.  Avoid HFCS simply by checking ingredient labels.  The time you take at the store to check labels to make sure you are getting healthy ingredients pays off in the end.  Cooking at home with natural products gives great dividends.  Yay!  If you are eating out, don’t be shy about asking your server if there is HFCS in the Starbucks’ Frappuccino.  Protect your health.

If you want something that really satisfies, just make sure it’s without the HFCS.  Check out the yummy chocolate selection at Drexelius Chocolates.  Tempting your taste buds with the real deal.  Nothing artificial.

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2 Responses to High-Fructose Corn Syrup – Not Here!

  1. Hey there! I surfed to your blog while I was searching for several health and wellness related terms in Bing earlier today. Hung around a bit to check things out and browse some of your posts… first rate stuff. I’ll be sure that I get around once again some time in the next few weeks. Go Brazil!! World Cup 2010!

    • Thanks for checking out my posts. I appreciate your comments 🙂
      The World Cup was a nail biter. Planning on going to a game in 2014. Just hope there are no vuvuzelas lol

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