High Fructose Corn Syrup is killing all of us

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posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 08:44 PM
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Take 30 seconds and watch this pro-corn syrup commercial.

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A spoonful of sugar might make the medicine go down. But it also makes blood pressure and cholesterol go up, along with your risk for liver failure, obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

Sugar and other sweeteners are, in fact, so toxic to the human body that they should be regulated as strictly as alcohol by governments worldwide, according to a commentary in the current issue of the journal Nature by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).


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Think of how many ingredients are in jelly. Not many. 1 of them is High Fructose Corn Syrup. I checked all the brands on the shelf. Think of how many kids across the country eat PB&J sandwiches daily. Go check your ketchup bottle, any high fructose in there? How many people use ketchup daily? What about soda?

When will humans be properly educated on the poisons we willfully pay money to ingest?

Sadly, some people might be borderline on the subject, if that, and see a commercial like the one above and roll over like a submissive dog.






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posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 08:52 PM
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dont touch the stuff,.
but,. intelligence does run in my family.. jus sayin.
I lernt that a long time ago



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 08:55 PM
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Here's one of many threads on this subject.
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posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 08:58 PM
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A high brow parody of the HFCS commercials...




posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 08:59 PM
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HFCS is in many products. They do have HFCS-Free ketchup, and jelly / jam, but of course it costs more.

HFCS is a poison which is not metabolized like sugar, and although the corn syrup industry likes to claim it is "exactly like" sugar, it isn't.


(NaturalNews) High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a popular sweetener because it is chemically different from sugar -- it has a longer shelf life and mixes better into beverages. Yet the corn industry likes to downplay these differences, pointing out that sugar is 50 percent fructose and 50 percent glucose, while HFCS is 55 percent fructose and 45 percent glucose.

This framing glosses over an essential difference: sugar (sucrose) is a disaccharide composed of a single glucose molecule and a single fructose molecule. HFCS, in contrast, is a liquid solution composed of separated individual glucose and fructose molecules (monosaccharides). To make HFCS, a 100 percent glucose solution is converted via enzymes into a 42 percent fructose-58 percent glucose solution. This solution is further treated until it is 90 percent glucose, then mixed with more 42-58 solution to yield a 55-45 concentration.

So while the final ratio of fructose to glucose might look similar to table sugar, it is in fact a very different product. Is it any wonder that HFCS is processed differently by the body?

Scientific research, not surprisingly, has linked HFCS to diabetes (www.naturalnews.com...), obesity (www.naturalnews.com...) and even heart disease (www.naturalnews.com...). Learn more: www.naturalnews.com...


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Also note that mercury is used to process HFCS and is found in it:


The presence of mercury in processed HFCS was first revealed through the results of two little-known U.S. studies. Researchers from the two studies reported that about half of tested samples of HFCS contained the toxic element, a substance known to wreak havoc on the nervous system, neurological function, and overall biological function.

Even more concerning is the fact that mercury was found in nearly one third of 55 popular brand-name food and beverage items, which listed HFCS as the first-or-second-highest labeled ingredient. Of course these are only a sampling of popular products containing HFCS as a main ingredient, and it is a significant challenge to find processed food brands that do not contain HFCS as a major ingredient. Learn more: www.naturalnews.com...


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posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 09:21 PM
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High Fructose Corn Syrup would not exist without government subsidies to the midwest which prop up corn prices so multi-national agribusinesses like Cargil can make an enormous profit.

Interestingly, the 'small government' "conservatives" who control much of the midwest tend to vote for these government subsidies because it keeps their districts employed. It's a form of Socialism, is it not?



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 09:26 PM
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HFCS is akin to Hydrogenation/poisonization of otherwise natural ingredient/ ie unsaturated fat:

way to go, Monsanto

www.sweetsurprise.com...

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posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 09:26 PM
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A spoonful of sugar isn't going to hurt anyone. Ten spoons full of sugar is a different stories. 15 calories compared to 150 calories is a big difference. They put too much sugar in soft drinks. I don't care for things sweet like that.



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 09:36 PM
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HFCS, in contrast, is a liquid solution composed of separated individual glucose and fructose molecules (monosaccharides).


Oh noes! It's already broken down!


Examples of monosaccharides include glucose (dextrose), (levulose), galactose, xylose and ribose. Monosaccharides are the building blocks of disaccharides such as sucrose andfructose polysaccharides (such as cellulose and starch).


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APPLES ARE BAD FOR YOU!


Monosaccharides are simple sugars. (Mono= 1 and saccharide = sugar) Monosaccarides are the building blocks for disaccarides which are complex sugars. Examples of monosaccharides are glucose, galactose, fructose. Glucose is blood sugar. Galactose It is found in dairy products. Fructose can be found in fruits and vegetables.


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My sources aren't great but neither is Natural News.



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 09:44 PM
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HFCS doesn't taste as good as table sugar. It has a sharp aftertaste to it. It might not be noticeable in soda as much, but in other products it is.



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 09:57 PM
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1. The process of making high fructose corn syrup is pretty weird

First of all, there’s nothing natural about high fructose corn syrup, and it most certainly does not exist in nature.

The process starts off with corn kernels, yes, but then that corn is spun at a high velocity and combined with three other enzymes: alpha-amylase, glucoamylase, and xylose isomerase, so that it forms a thick syrup that’s way sweeter than sugar and super cheap to produce.

That’s why it’s poured into a huge majority of mass pproduced processed foods.

2. High fructose corn syrup does weird stuff to your body

While the commercials claim that it’s fine in moderation, the truth is that the whole problem with high fructose corn syrup in the first place, is that moderation is seemingly impossible.

The syrup interferes with the body’s metabolism so that a person can’t stop eating. It’s truly hard to control cravings because high fructose corn syrup slows down the secretion of leptin in the body. Leptin is a crucial hormone in the body that tells you that you’re full and to stop eating.

That’s why it’s so closely associated with obesity in this country. It’s like an addictive drug.


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The stuff's been known to triple the cancer rate on tested lab rats. I'll try and get some info on that



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 10:01 PM
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posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 10:19 PM
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In a rodent study published in the European Journal of Nutrition, researchers gave one group of rodents HFCS for 56 days, and sucrose (table sugar) to another group of rodents for 56 days.

They found that consumption of HFCS led to increased fasting blood sugar and predisposition to diabetes, along with reduced activity levels, much more so than in table sugar fed rodents. In the words of the researchers, "Comparison of the two sugars revealed increased fasting glycaemia in the FrucGluc group, but not in Suc group, whereas the Suc group was more active in an open field."

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posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 10:22 PM
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The stuff's been known to triple the cancer rate on tested lab rats. I'll try and get some info on that


Perhaps something peer reviewed in a scholarly journal... At the end of the day, the body breaks down what you are claiming as OK sugars into what you are claiming are bad sugars.

Ahh someone beat me to the punch. I hope that punch is filled with real sugar. Mmmmm. I come back.
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And the group's own study, while not peer-reviewed, was based on products "bought off the shelf in the autumn of 2008," Lilliston added.


First link from the other guy with cat avatar... Not peer reviewed...
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posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 10:33 PM
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The more people we can discourage from buying high fructose rich products, the better.

Its a start. That and flouride-free toothpaste. Like the guy said earlier, available - but always more expensive.

................Fast Food is cheaper anyways


Check out this commercial. Using that reverse psychology:

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posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 10:35 PM
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HFCS is a terrible thing i hope people pay attention to the fact that they are paying to ingest poison.

i never cared about it my whole life. drank pop all the time and ate processed foods with it in it no problem..

i wish i would have been smarter about it. truthfully i can say now after having spent a month in the hospital last year i was diagnosed with diabetes. still even then it didn't really hit me...

it became real for me when it developed into neuropathy. this sh*t is evil... my nerves are dying now. it causes such incredible pain that i have ended up on the floor in the fetal position and truly wished to die...

the only thing that saves me from that now is morphine. i have to take it at least 3 times per day. or i cant function.
at least its synthetic morphine. but seriously i don't think this is going to hit you unless you could live with my pain.

the pain from neuropathy cripples you, i have to walk with a cane now. funny thing is now that i have this disease i pay strict attention to the poisons i put into my body, funny how pain will do that to you. i hope you consider these words i write to you and take them to heart.

this stuff is poison and its put out on purpose to either kill you or get you on the medicine wagon to make some one a huge profit. insulin is not cheap at all.

nor are the pain medicines i have to take now just to be able to continue to work. i really hope this hits home to you. i absolutely would not wish this kind of pain on any one no matter how much i disliked them.

pay attention to the ingredients in your food and try to get as much organic food as possible... trust me you would not mind paying a lot more for food if you could avoid what has happened to me...

and for your sake i hope you truly do pay attention to this and avoid the terrible pain that i look forward to each day i wake up. thank you HFCS. you #ing suck...

the saddest thing is i did this to my self because i just didn't pay attention to what was in my food and trusted the government that they would always look out for me. surely they wouldn't allow bad things in our food right??

take responsibility for your self. don't end up like me. you wont like it at all...

take care ats.

regards robert.



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 10:36 PM
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In a study published in the journal Metabolism, volunteers consumed a single 24 oz beverage sweetened with either HFCS or table sugar. Even with consumption of a SINGLE DRINK, researchers found that HFCS, when compared to table sugar, led to higher average systolic blood pressure response and uric acid levels, and that it led to higher levels of blood sugar.

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posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 10:52 PM
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The sugar wars,as it is called.
HFCS is cheaper to use in products then sugar.
That is why they made the switch.
And because of this switch,it has lead to huge health problems.
Why do you think the obesity levels have increased and the health issues?

But my relatives,a big farming community in Iowa with nothing but corn,are loving this switch.
I ,for one am not.


The Sugar Wars Are Heating Up: Sugar Manufacturers Sue High Fructose Corn Syrup Industry Read more: www.care2.com...

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posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 10:57 PM
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Originally posted by kdog1982
The sugar wars,as it is called.
HFCS is cheaper to use in products then sugar.
That is why they made the switch.


Yeah, well it doesn't taste as good, either. It has a bite or sharp aftertaste to it. Try a brand of chocolate syrup sweetened with HFCS and then taste some sweetened with sucrose.



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 11:03 PM
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Same with my Mountain Dew I drink.
They have a throw back version that uses sugar instead of HFCS.
Taste better.





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