High Fructose Corn Syrup is the Devil

High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is any of a group of corn syrups that has undergone enzymatic processing to increase its fructose content, and is then mixed with pure corn syrup (100% glucose), becoming a high-fructose corn syrup.

An overweight America may be fixated on fat and obsessed with complex carbohydrates, but nutritionists say the real problem is much sweeter we’re awash in sugar. Not just any sugar, but high fructose corn syrup.

The country eats more sweetener made from corn than from sugarcane or beets, gulping it down in drinks as well as in frozen food and baked goods. Even ketchup is laced with it.

Almost all nutritionists finger high fructose corn syrup consumption as a major culprit in the nation’s obesity crisis. The inexpensive sweetener flooded the American food supply in the early 1980s, just about the time the nation’s obesity rate started its unprecedented climb.

The question is why did it make us so fat?

In the past, fructose was considered beneficial to diabetics because it is absorbed only 40 percent as quickly as glucose and causes only a modest rise in blood sugar. However, research on other hormonal factors suggests that fructose actually promotes disease more readily than glucose. Glucose is metabolized in every cell in the body but all fructose must be metabolized in the liver. Any of the best glucose meters can tell you that.

The livers of test animals fed large amounts of fructose develop fatty deposits and cirrhosis, similar to problems that develop in the livers of alcoholics.

TheHolisticOption.com created this anti-High Fructose Corn Syrup commercial to depict the high-fructose corn syrup debate from a different angle.

While this video is GREAT!! It’s not airing on TV in the form of a commercial. It was created by The Holistic Option group and is found on their website and youtube. I hope it would be released to national TV, but unfortunately I also know that money talks in this world and I’m sure the Holisitc Option doesn’t have near the funds that the National Corn Refiners Association does. It was created to counter the commercial of the most recent Corn Refiners Association (CRA) TV ad:

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