High Fructose Corn Syrup

 

Is High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) bad for you?  If you follow main stream media the answer is a resounding NO!  HFCS is no different from regular sugar.

August 2012

“Study: High Fructose Corn Syrup Is No Worse Than ‘Real’ Sugar, in Weight Loss” – http://goo.gl/9UT45

 

But wait, how can we trust these reports when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – who is supposed to be the consumer watch dog – is run by an X Monsanto lawyer.  Why do I bring this up?  Conflict of interest.  For it is Monsanto that is aggressively pushing Genetically Modified (GM) foods.  Soy in the USA is 98% GM http://goo.gl/0QUmg

Adoption of GE crops has grown steadily in the United States

So, how can we trust the statement that HFCS is safe for us.  Take a look at the commercials on US Tv and you’ll see these ads are produced by the sugar industry in an attempt to convince us that there is NOTHING wrong with HFCS.

Yet HFCS was introduced into our diets in the 1970’s – right around the same time obesity started to increase.

Like GM foods, you often have to find published research that is NOT US based.

Interestingly, Princeton university has published a research paper on HFCS –

Princeton University

A Princeton University research team has demonstrated that all sweeteners are not equal when it comes to weight gain: Rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same.

In addition to causing significant weight gain in lab animals, long-term consumption of high-fructose corn syrup also led to abnormal increases in body fat, especially in the abdomen, and a rise in circulating blood fats called triglycerides. The researchers say the work sheds light on the factors contributing to obesity trends in the United States.

http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S26/91/22K07/

I find it sickening that US citizens are constantly being duped about the foods they are consuming, and are NOT being protected by their government watchdog – the Food and Drug Administration.

Lets take a look at some other news articles (I’ll blog about these later)

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