The problem isn't HFCS sugar, it's all sugar. On the molecular level, HFCS and cane sugar are pretty much the same thing, just made differently. The
problem with HFCS is not the product itself, it's the fact that the stuff is so cheap and readily available, that they put it in everything.
This is why obesity in America is the worst in the world. It's because we grow so much corn here. More than anywhere else in the world. HFCS is made
from corn, duh. Other countries are skinny because they don't put HFCS in everything because they don't have corn.
Go to the grocery store. Read the ingredients on everything. You will find sugar of some sort (usually HFCS but sometimes other sweeteners, sometimes
even natural sugar) on 99.9% of what you find in the grocery store. Even things you would think shouldn't be sweet or have sugar. Pizza? Yep, has
sugar in it. Meat? Yeah, sugar. Bread? Yep, sugar. Cheese? Yeah, sugar. If it's processed, it has sugar.
They (the food companies) put sugar in everything to make you buy more of it. Sugar is addicting. It makes everything taste just a wee-bit better,
making you want to buy more of it. So they make more money. In the past, it wasn't feasible for them to put sugar in everything, as natural sugar is
expensive. But HFCS is cheap, so now they can put it in everything at very little cost. Soda is the worst, in terms of sugar. Soda is bitter. It's
like seltzer water. Same thing. People wouldn't be drinking it if they didn't load it up with sugar. Drink soda more than once a month, and I
guarantee you that you will one day have diabetes (which BTW was never a problem up until they started putting sugar in everything.) It's estimated
now that 1 in 5 children born after the year 2000 will end up with diabetes. That's pretty alarming. But no one cares.
Humans were not made to consume so much sugar. If we ever have a problem with something and we can't figure it out, we should just look to mother
nature. Mother nature didn't want us to have lots of sugar. That's why she made it hard for us to get. Honey, a natural sugar had bees protecting
it. They would sting us. Certain high-sugar berries would have thorns on the stems. Even sugar cane, has a rigid shell that is hard for primitive
humans to break open.
We are consuming 300x the amount of sugar on average every day than we were 70 years ago. And 1000x the amount of sugar every day that nature
intended. And we wonder why we have problems like obesity and diabetes? Heh.
If you are overweight, try to make an honest effort to cut out sugar from your life. I guarantee you will lose weight quickly and be much healthier.
It's tough, since they put it in everything. Even cutting out sugar and creamer from your coffee every morning and drinking it black (you WILL
acquire the taste for it if you drink it enough) helps. Vegetables are a good start. And I mean real vegetables, not the packaged frozen stuff that
has sugar added. That's why vegetarian diets really work, BTW. Not because you are eating vegetables, but because you aren't consuming as much sugar.
And drink only filtered water, please. If you want to eat meat, buy a cow from a local farmer and have it slaughtered and packaged, and freeze it in a
freezer. It's actually pretty cheap to do. Locally here where I live I can buy a cow (roughly 500-700 lbs of meat depending on size) for about
$400-$500. Split it with a friend or family member and get half of a cow each for $200 bucks. It beats paying $25 for a small t-bone steak at the
grocery store or $9 for a small package of hamburger meat.
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