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Corn Syrup

What’s Really Making You Fat?

That’s a good question. If you’re over 40 it could be a combination of things. It could be your hormones, or overeating or lack of exercise. But most likely it is the overabundance of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in your diet combined with the above actions.

HFCS is a common additive to processed foods and beverages in the U. S. You’ll find it in a ginormous amount of products found in grocery outlets.

Some popular hiding places are breads, cereals, condiments, frozen dinners and soft drinks. Sodas contain approximately 55% fructose and 42% glucose, two of the main ingredients of HFCS.

HFCS is 6 times sweeter than table sugar. It is the sweetener that has replaced table sugar (sucrose) in the food industry in the United States.

Researchers and critics argue that it is more dangerous to our bodies than table sugar because it can contribute to diabetes and weight gain.

Dr. Richard Johnson, Chief of the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension at the University of Colorado has published a book on the topic, The Sugar Fix: The High-Fructose Fallout That Is Making You Fat and Sick. It’s very good reading and it will open your eyes to the effects that high fructose corn syrup has on your body.

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