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March 19th, 2008

High Fructose Corn Syrup – YIKES

by Tim, 2 Comments »
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Wow… (I start a lot of posts and messages with wow). I just read a bit from Natural News. It is right here if you want to check it out. It talks about a recent study where mice were fed a diet high in high fructose corn syrup. The attempted to simulate the diet that many Americans live on.

To their surprise (not mine) it only took four weeks for signs of major health problems to surface. I imagine I will be discussing this topic frequently as HFCS is in so many things that are manufactured as ‘food’ in the US.

There is nothing positive about high fructose corn syrup. If you have a sweet tooth use something else that is whole and unrefined. Corn syrup is a very processed product. It is manufactured. I have been to Cargill and tasted the product firsthand. Oh it is so nasty that I get upset just thinking about it.

The thing that bothers me the most is all of the deception and if not deception then ignorance that surrounds the product. You really do not need to see all the clinical trials or be a health guru. All you need to do is look at what God has made and say that is good. Many times instead of being good stewards of the things He has given us we squander them or corrupt them into something terrible for us. So regardless of all the studies and ‘science’ all you need to do is use the common sense that God gave you and to what has been healthy and has sustained people for thousands of years.

So have raw honey. Have organic maple syrup. Have stevia. Have whole unrefined cane juice. Of course when you eat sugar it should be in moderate amounts as all things should be done in balance. If you are not healthy then you should limit your sugars and focus on foods that, in some way or another, extraordinarily promote life and health in your body.