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Many people are not aware of the dangers of "high fructose corn syrup". Before I tell you the 5 major dangers to this evil ingredient, I would like you to check every ingredients of the things you buy and if you see " HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP", do not buy that product. It carries health dangers that many people are not aware of.
Please read on..........it is definitely worth reading.
High Fructose Corn Syrup Dangers
1. Significant Risk of Weight Gain & Obesity
The list of studies that show HFCS to cause increased weight gain over other forms of sweeteners is much too long to put into this post. One of the better, and more recent ones, was conducted at Princeton University, and found that rats that were fed HFCS gained fat 300% more quickly than those fed an equal (or slightly larger) dose of fruit-derived sugar.
2. Increased Risk of Developing Type-2 Diabetes
Over the years, consumption of high-fructose corn syrup can lead to a huge increase in the likelihood of developing diabetes. The worst part about it is how easily this life-long condition can be avoided in most cases. Excessive amounts of soda, energy drinks and junk-food simply arent worth losing a foot or going blind or harming your children.
3. Hypertension and Elevated Bad Cholesterol Levels
High-fructose doesnt just make your body fat. It makes your heart fat too. There is a strong link between the irresponsible consumption of high fructose corn syrup and elevated triglyceride and HDL (bad cholesterol) levels.Together these can cause arterial plague build-up and eventually lead to dangerous heart conditions including hypertension, heart disease, and even stroke.
4. High Fructose Corn Syrup & Long-Term Liver Damage
This is a big one that a lot people overlook. Like anything else you eat or drink, HFCS is processed by your liver, gallbladder and kidneys. And its especially destructive to your liver. When combined with a sedentary lifestyle, permanent liver scarring can occur. This greatly diminishes the organs ability to process out toxins and, over time, can lead to an expansive range of other negative health concerns. Another study suggests that HFCS may also cause fatty liver.
5. Mercury Exposure from HFCS
Even if you were already aware of previously mentioned risks associated with corn syrup, theres a good chance that you didnt know it also often loaded with alarmingly high levels of mercury. In a study conducted just last year they found mercury in over 50 percent of the samples tested. Mercury exposure can result in irreversible brain and nervous system damage especially in young, growing bodies. This is especially worrisome with the abundance of HFCS in children-target foodstuffs.
Healthy alternatives would be Stevia, Raw Local Honey, or Zylitol as a sweetener. These are natural made, not health affecting as HFCS.
HFCS included in almost every packaged foods as a cheaper alternative. So please, let`s not get our health ruined by profit makers. Our body is the only thing we have, so we should treat it better.