High Fructose Corn Syrup


Think you know what you’re eating? Are you reading the labels?

Scientists know that high fructose corn syrup makes it impossible for persons with diabetes to satisfactorily control their blood sugar. This is a huge problem. But, have you seen the new commercial on TV, to make you think HFCS is fine to consume? Don’t be fooled.

Diabetes leads to blindness, heart attacks, amputations, strokes and many other preventable problems, as well as early death.

What is high-fructose corn syrup? It is not the same thing as the natural, healthy fructose in honey and fruit. “High-fructose corn syrup” is a highly refined, artificial product. It is created through a complicated chemical process that transforms cornstarch into a thick, clear liquid. White sugar and “high-fructose corn syrup” are not the same. “High-fructose corn syrup” is worse than sugar.

This chemicalized fructose is sweeter than sugar in an unhealthy way, and is digested differently in a bad way. Research has shown that “high-fructose corn syrup” goes directly to the liver, releasing enzymes that instruct the body to store more fat! This elevates triglyceride (fat in the blood) levels and elevates total cholesterol levels. New research indicates that HFCS fools the body by turning off the body’s sense of feeling full, when eating products containing it. Therefore, persons tend to eat more than they would. Tests also indicate that chromium levels are lowered by this chemical and contribute to the advance of type 2 diabetes.

The dangers of white sugar have been known for a long time. But now the evidence is clear that “high-fructose corn syrup” is even more dangerous for those of us with the sweet tooth, by increasing sweet cravings.

“High-fructose corn syrup” is not the corn syrup you buy in a bottle at the supermarket to use for baking. It’s an artificial additive that’s cheaper and easier for manufacturers of sodas and fruit juices to use. If you read labels, you’ll find this additive in such products as pizzas, sweetened yogurt, baby food, ketchup, cookies, beer and frighteningly in most manufactured foods. In foods we don’t think of as sweet. It is in foods with sugar, and in foods with other artificial sweeteners.

If the artificial additive “high-fructose corn syrup” is added to an otherwise healthy food, is the overall product still healthy? If you add a fragment of poison to vitamins, are they still good for you? After all, just a small quantity of poison probably won’t kill you on the spot, but the cumulative amounts will. 10 years, 15 years of the collective affects of “high-fructose corn syrup” is evident in the health problems we have today.

Manufacturers of food products began substituting “high-fructose corn syrup” for white sugar in the 1970’s. Look back at your life, and the lives of your family and friends. Look at the differences in your health status, and of people you know. Heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, liver problems, digestive problems.

I believe there is something for us to learn by looking back at our eating and cooking habits, comparing them to the present, and then looking at the state of our health today. The increased use of “highfructose corn syrup” from the 1970’s to now, coincides with the obesity, the out of control diabetes and the rate of cancer that affects us today. The continued consumption of this artificial sweetener will be our downfall, if we don’t take control of what we purchase and what we eat.

For more information, please call or write to:

Carolyn Guilford

www.HealthRestoration101.com P.O. Box 2814, Savannah, GA

31402 – (912) 236-8987

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