Oh where do I start…
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is about 10 times more concentrated in carbonyl compounds. Sucrose does not have any. Carbonyl compounds are elevated in people with diabetes causing diabetic complications such as foot ulcers and eye and nerve damage.
HFCS block appetite suppressors sent to the brain to tell you to stop eating. Have some soda containing HFCS with your meal and you will encourage more fat uptake.
Mercury is found in HFCS 45% of the time and get this, we have no way of knowing which products containing HFCS are accompanied with Mercury. Mercury as you know is poison which makes HFCS an uncontrolled substance; making MOST SUPERMARKET FOODS AN UNCONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. There is no such thing as an acceptable moderation of HFCS in your nutrition. In case you’re interested; sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid are the two chemicals that contain mercury that are used to produce HFCS.
Any fans of Honey here? HFCS has become a sucrose replacement for honey bees. Honey bees for heavens sake???? At temps. above 45 celsius (113 fahrenheit) HFCS forms hydroxymethylfurfural (a toxic to the honeybees being fed HFCS). Honey consumers I’d start making sure my honey is the good stuff!
In 2000 the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) threatened to file a lawsuit against Cadbury Schweppes for labeling 7 Up as “All Natural” or “100% Natural” despite the presence of high-fructose corn syrup. Big Food uses synthetic fixing agents in the enzyme preparation which is used to produce HFCS. HFCS is NOT a natural ingredient due to the high level of processing and the use of at least one genetically modified enzyme required to produce it. In 2007 Cadbury Schweppes agreed to stop calling 7 Up “All Natural”. They now label it “100% Natural Flavors”. Take notice, they did not change their ingredients they simply changed the labeling to a more manipulative label to avoid a lawsuit. Big evidence that Big Food depends on the ignorance of it’s consumers to survive and thrive.
We’ve known for at least a generation now that ANYTHING not natural will tear down the natural barriers within us that keep disease and illness at bay. There is no such thing as consuming HFCS and living as healthy as you can. Have I said that enough yet?
“But Tom I can’t afford the more expensive food that doesnt have any synthesized ingredients!” If you’re living paycheck to paycheck and already managing your money as best you can then hey I realize this is a valid concern for you. Farmers who use pesticides and BIG FOOD manufacturers who put HFCS in their foods get a whopping 40% of their income subsidized by the U.S. Government (U.S. Tax payers). Cheap food is not so cheap after all. We are ALL paying for it in massive subsidies all because we the people allow the lobbying efforts of Big Food to have a more powerful influential voice over our congress than our own voices. Just imagine how powerful we the people could be if all 300 million of us told our government that our country is for the people and BY the people? The power that is just sitting their waiting for we the people to harness is mind blowing. So sad we are not exercising those powers that our founding fathers bestowed upon us.
Tom – Anti HFCS and all synthesized food proponent