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There's What In My High Fructose Corn Syrup?

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posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 03:01 PM
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used in thermometers, barometers, manometers, sphygmomanometers, float valves, and other scientific apparatus


And....


Fish and shellfish


Let's see......oh yeah, can't forget....


.... some vaccines......


oops.....I almost forgot..


.....in dental amalgams....


And welcome the newest member of the group.....


Mercury Found In High Fructose Corn Syrup Used As Food Sweetener


You guessed right, it's our good pal Mercury up to no good again. Tainting another product of which Americans can't seem to get enough of.

So now you can add HFCS to the long list of Mercury tainted products and you can add Mercury Contamination to the ridiculous list of side effects caused by HFCS consumption. How fun.


Here's the quote of the day:


The bad news is that nobody knows whether or not their soda or snack food contains HFCS made from ingredients like caustic soda contaminated with mercury.


Oh noes.......What are we going to do now? Because there's no way in hell we'll just flat out stop consuming it.....


The good news is that mercury-free HFCS ingredients exist. Food companies just need a good push to only use those ingredients


Stay away from the contaminated poison. Please!

Sources:
Wikipedia: Mercury
Medical News Today

-Dev


[edit on 12-6-2009 by DevolutionEvolvd]




posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 03:03 PM
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Bummer,I am a sodaholic! mountain dew is my weakness.



posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 03:09 PM
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From the Mayo Clinic:
www.mayoclinic.com...

"While research continues, moderation remains important. Many beverages and other processed foods made with high-fructose corn syrup and other sweeteners are high in calories and low in nutritional value. Regularly including these products in your diet has the potential to promote obesity — which, in turn, promotes conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and coronary artery disease."

I had drank 5-6 sodas at work when we were slow and I gained 25lbs. I got off the sodas and I lost those 25lbs in a few months. I still have the stretch marks on my stomach to prove it.
The devil and I were going at it about the soda machine and I won!!!



posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 03:12 PM
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That's great. Congrats!


I had a similar experience. When I discontinued the consumption of soda's, along with increased exercise and decreased carb consumption, I dropped to single digit body fat in a matter of weeks.

Plus, I stopped breaking out. Which is always a plus.

-Dev



posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 03:19 PM
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I know what you mean. That's awesome!!!
The evidence is mounting.



posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 03:40 PM
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This leaves me to conclude further that soda is complete garbage for the immune system. I gave it up a year ago and haven't touched it since. I also read that the phosphoric acid in carbonated sodas slowly eats at your muscle mass, which is something I absolutely cannot let happen so I gave it up. T'was hard to give up the nectar of the gods....... Dr. Pepper.


Unfortunately HFCS is in a ton of things. Just look at the labels of some items in the isles of your grocery store!

But this is just one of the things contributing to societies health problems. It's just a string in the web of detrimental factors that contribute to why there are obesity problems and such.

Good info!


[edit on 12-6-2009 by N3krostatic]



posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 03:45 PM
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Pepsi has the new version out in selected areas. It is made from Natural Sugar and contains no HFCS!

It also tastes much better in my opinion!

McDonald's Sweet Tea is made with real Sugar, no Syrups used!

Caffeine is more addictive than nicotine according to most studies. Quitting the soft drinks is extremely difficult. Congrats to those who have done it!



posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 03:49 PM
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Foods Containing HFCS

It's a long list so I'll just include a few.


Baking and Cooking ingredients

Kellogg's® Corn Flake Crumbs
Nabisco Oreo Cookie Crumbs
Shake n Bake - Tangy Honey Glaze
Shake n Bake - Honey Mustard Glaze
Stove Top Stuffing - Chicken
Stove Top Stuffing - Cornbread
Stove Top Stuffing - Homestyle Herb
Stove Top Stuffing - Pork
Stove Top Stuffing - Turkey

Beverages:

A&W Root Beer
Capri-Sun Sport Drink
Coca-Cola
Darigold Chocolate Milk
Hanson's All-Natural Soda (all flavors)
Hanson's Tonic Water
Jones Soda
Newman's Own Pink Lemonade
Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice
Orangenia
Pepsi
PowerAde
Snapple -Cranberry Raspberry Juice Drink
Sprite
Starbucks' Frappuccino
Thomas Kemper Soda's
Tropicana OrangeAde
Tropicana Smoothies
Village Lemonade

Breakfast Cereals

Kellogg's Frosted Rice Krispies®
Kellogg's Tony's Cinnamon Krunchersâ„¢
Kellogg's Corn Flakes®
Kellogg's Frosted Flakes®
Kellogg's Smorz®
Kellogg's Special K® Red Berries
Kellogg's All-Bran® Bran Buds®
Kellogg's All-Bran® Extra Fiber
Kellogg's All-Bran® Original
Kellogg's Apple Jacks®
Kellogg's Cinnamon Crunch Crispixâ„¢
Kellogg's Cocoa Krispies®
Kellogg's Complete® Oat Bran Flakes
Kellogg's Complete® Wheat Bran Flakes
Kellogg's Fruit Harvestâ„¢ Strawberry Blueberry
Kellogg's Honey Crunch Corn Flakes®
Kellogg's Kellogg's Crunchy Blends™ Just Right® Fruit & Nut
Kellogg's Kellogg's Crunchy Blendsâ„¢ Low Fat Granola without Raisins
Kellogg's Kellogg's Crunchy Blendsâ„¢ Low Fat Granola With Raisins
Kellogg's Mini-Wheats® Frosted Bite Size
Kellogg's Mini-Wheats® Frosted Original
Kellogg's Mini-Wheats® Strawberry
Kellogg's Crunchy Blends™ Mueslix® with Raisins, Dates & Almonds
Kellogg's Product 19®
Kellogg's Raisin Bran
Kellogg's Raisin Bran Crunch®
Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats® Cereal
Kellogg's Rice Krispies®
Kellogg's Smart Start® Antioxidants
Kellogg's Smart Start® Soy Protein
Kellogg's Special K®
Kellogg's Special K® Vanilla Almond
Kellogg's Fruit Harvestâ„¢ Peach Strawberry
Kellogg's SpongeBob SquarePantsâ„¢ Cereal
Kellogg's Corn Flakes® with Real Bananas
Kellogg's Spider-manâ„¢ Spidey-Berry Cereal
Kellogg's Kellogg's Frosted Flakes® 1/3 Less Sugar
Kellogg's Special K® low carb lifestyle
Kellogg's Fruit Harvestâ„¢ Banana Berry
Kellogg's Disney Pixar Finding Nemoâ„¢ Cereal
Kellogg's All-Branâ„¢ Bars Honey Oat
Kellogg's All-Branâ„¢ Bars Brown Sugar Cinnamon
Kellogg's Disney Pixar The Incrediblesâ„¢
Kellogg's Tiger Power
Kellogg's Smart Start® Healthy Heart
Kellogg's Disney Lilo & Stitchâ„¢
Kellogg's Special K® Fruit & Yogurt
Kellogg's Mini Swirlzâ„¢ Fudge Ripple
Kellogg's Toasted Honey Crunchâ„¢
Kellogg's Cran-Vanilla Crunchâ„¢
Post Blueberry Morning Cereal


The list goes on. There's also a list of fast food items that contain HFCS. Check it out.

-Dev



posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 03:55 PM
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There's two problems with natural sugar.

1. It's almost just as bad as HFCS

and

2. Corn is subsidized so it's cheaper to make HFCS than it is to make process sugar.

Remember the original Dr. Pepper? It was made with real sugar.....and boy was it better......

-Dev



posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 03:57 PM
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Honestly, people... Weight is not an indicator of good health.

I wish it was. But, one can simply stop eating and lose weight. Imagine what happens next, everyone sees the weight dropping off like crazy, and assumes the person must be healthy?

Weight plays very little role in health. Just because someone is regular or less weight than normal, does not mean they are healthy.

Mercury in the HFCS is bad enough, but nothing to do with weight.



posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 04:00 PM
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Langer's Fruit Juices are made with no HFCS... and they're a really great brand.

I try to avoid CS in general. It's weird.



posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 04:01 PM
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reply to post by LostNemesis
 


That's a good point but you have to keep in mind, overweight is a good indicator of bad health. Normally, this is true because the same thing that causes obesity and weight increase also causes Diabetes, CHD and many of the other major chronic diseases of aging.

-Dev



posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 04:04 PM
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You can still buy Dr. Pepper with real sugar.

Dublin DR. Pepper

It is really good too.
I believe that soft drinks are killing Americans. We consume them all day and never drink water. Our kids drink them anytime they want.
I recently found out that I am diabetic. I stopped the soft drinks completely and my sugars were normal again. I watch what I eat now also, but I believe that soft drinks were what caused the diabetes. No I am not fat, and I am pretty active.
I no longer let my kids have them except for a treat now and then. We drink water with our meals and eat baked or grilled meats. No fried junk except on rare occasion. Our health has turned for the better as a whole. We are not as tired all the time and we are looking healthier too.
Soft drink companies along with a lot of other companies have brain washed people into thinking they need a "Coke" or "Pepsi" when they are thirsty. The fact is they do not quench thirst. They dehydrate you, damage your kidneys and bladder, and make you fat.



posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 04:14 PM
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Sorry to hear about your bad news. If you want some information on what you can do to possibly reverse your diabetes, if type two, you can check out Dr. Richard Bernstein.

Dublin Dr. Pepper. Dublin, TX is actually not to far from me. My buddy came back from visitng Dublin recently with a couple of bottles of the sweet goodness. I have to admit, I did partake. But only half a bottle.


-Dev



posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 04:27 PM
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Is not such thing as "advertised moderation" as corn syrup is found on almost everything that is in the market including food items that you would never think that may need corn syrup at all because they are no supposed to be sweet.

Next time anybody goes into the store check all the labels of the food items you buy and see how many times you find fructose syrup including their closes relatives.

Almost anything that is prepackage and ready to eat.

So much for moderation when we are drowning in it

all the sugars additives you can find in your food.

Brown sugar. Sugar crystals contained in a molasses syrup, with natural flavor and color; 91 to 96 percent sucrose

Corn syrup. Made from cornstarch. Mostly glucose. Can have maltose

Dextrose. Commonly known as corn sugar and grape sugar. Naturally occurring form of glucose

Fructose. Sugar found in fruit and honey. Sweetest natural sugar

Galactose. Sugar found linked to glucose to form lactose, or milk sugar

Glucose. Also called dextrose. The human body's primary source of energy. Most of the carbohydrates you eat are converted to glucose in the body.

High fructose corn syrup. Derived from cornstarch, usually a combination of 55 percent fructose and 45 percent sucrose. Treated with an enzyme that converts glucose to fructose, which results in a sweeter product. Used in soft drinks, baked goods, jelly, syrups, fruits and desserts

Honey. Sweet syrupy fluid made by bees from the nectar collected from flowers and stored in nests or hives as food. Composed of fructose and glucose

Lactose. Sugar found in milk and milk products that is made of glucose and galactose

Maltose. Also called malt sugar. Used in the fermentation of alcohol by converting starch to sugar

Maple syrup. A concentrated sucrose solution made from mature sugar maple tree sap that flows in spring. Mostly replaced by pancake syrup, a mixture of sucrose and artificial maple flavorings

Molasses. Thick syrup left after making sugar from sugarcane. Brown in color with a high sugar concentration

Powdered or confectioner's sugar. Granulated sugar that has been pulverized. Available in several degrees of fineness

Sucrose. Commonly called cane sugar, table sugar or simply sugar

Sugar (granulated). Refined cane or beet sugar; 100 percent sucrose

Turbinado sugar. Raw sugar that has been partially refined and washed


Since the intruduction of fructose the diabetes and obesity has increased dramatically in the nation specially in children

BTW many baby food and milk formula are full of GMO (genetically enginere organism and fructose.

Beware.



posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 04:28 PM
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I stopped drinking soda years ago. This just gives me another reason to trust my intuitions. I am 100% certain that after switching from soda to teas my health steadily improved, in every which way! I'll never go back, save an occasional imported cane sugared coke once a season.



posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 04:29 PM
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I read ingredients and have rejected HFCS in all foods for quite some time now - years. So I am good.

As more and more of this comes out...I have to wonder how many can see these things as lizard hearted...



posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 05:03 PM
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You imply that underweight or even normal, would be an indicator of good health... By pointing out that overweight = bad.

I know people much heavier than me, much healthier too. Just sick of the generalizations. But, that is not to say that I am not used to them, around here.

HFCS probably causes diabetes and all that crap for normal weight people, too, for all we know. Not that these are not known to exist. Or go the opposite direction and ya got hypoglycemia. I know plenty of normal people like that, too.

Just agree HFCS and Mercury are harmful to all of us, whether visibly or not, eh?



posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 05:11 PM
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To get the same sweetness using HFCS instead of cane or beet sugar you have to add almost twice the calories of HFCS.

If you don't believe me take a spoon full of Karo syrup and taste it. Karo is high fructose corn syrup.

This makes HFCS a weapon of mass obesity.



posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 05:13 PM
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reply to post by LostNemesis
 


I understand what you're saying but we're looking at the rule, not the exceptions. Typically, if you are overfat or underweight, you are unhealthy; if you are normal weight, your are healthy.

Yes, some type 2 diabetics can be perfectly weight stable, but for the most part they aren't. Same goes for heart disease and every other disease that is associated with aging/insulin. I'm not disagreeing with you that one can be normal weight and still be unhealthy.

-Dev



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