Hidden Sugar=High Fructose Corn Syrup Health Risks
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is nothing like real sugar and it is not even close to being natural, as described in the commercials. Almost all sugar in the American diet these days is in the form of hidden high fructose corn syrup. It is in everything from our soda to our dinner. The diabetes epidemic is basically caused by HFCS. Diabetes is just one of the many health risks of consuming high fructose corn syrup.
High Fructose Corn Syrup Dangers
There are many other dangers of consuming too much high fructose corn syrup. The most obvious one being that we do not realize we are consuming so much sugar. The commercial says that a little bit won’t hurt you but we are eating a ton of corn sugars that we are not even aware of. A few of the dangers of consuming so much corn sugars are:
It can lead to higher caloric intake
It can lead to an increase in body weight
It fools your body into thinking it’s hungry
It increases the amount of processed foods you eat, thereby decreasing your intake of nutrient-dense foods
It may increase insulin resistance
It increases your triglyceride levels
Say No To High Fructose Corn Syrup
The only way to solve this problem is to say no to high fructose corn syrup. Every time you shop and pay your grocery bill you are voting for a food. Stop voting for sugar-laden products and say NO to high fructose corn syrup!
Check the ingredients lists for all your processed, bottled and packaged foods and look for ones with real sugar, honey or maple syrup, or better yet… NO sugar! “Make your vote count as a very loud NO to HFCS!”