High Fructose Corn Syrup: Some Scary Facts to Consider Before You Gulp Down Soda

Oreos hfcs Did you know that consumption of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in the U.S. — which can be found in a plethora of cookies, candies and fast-foods — has increased by a a whopping 10,673 percent between 1970 and 2005? So reports the USDA Dietary Assessment of Major Trends in U.S. Food Consumption report.

Are you one of millions, who,  according to the USDA report, consume one-quarter of your calories from added sugars, most of which comes from high fructose corn syrup, as mercola.com pointed out?

Meanwhile, have you heard about the a recent study, which reveals that a diet high in high fructose corn syrup may be partly to blame for insulin resistance?

And did you learn here on the Sugar Shock Blog about the health-harming mercury that's been found recently in foods containing high fructose corn syrup?

What's more, are you aware that in the past decade, as people's consumption of HFCS has soared unabated, diabetes has increased by a staggering 90 percent and 8 percent or 24 million Americans now have diabetes?

You've just heard ample reasons to eliminate high fructose corn syrup from your diet, right?

Are you getting motivated to kick the sweetener despite the misleading pro-HFCS propaganda you've been subjected to recently, as I've pointed out here and also here, when I was interviewed for the 3 Minute Advertising Age piece, "A Sour Review of Corn Refiners' Sweetener Ads."

For those of you still hooked on soda, candies and other foods laced with HFCS, I hope this will prompt you to realize how important it is to cut out the high fructose corn syrup so you can become healthy!

Stay tuned about my upcoming program to help you break free of this and other unhealthy habits.

Special thanks to Babble.com for the artwork used here.

I'm a former sugar-addicted journalist, who reluctantly quit sugar on doctor's orders in 1998. When all 44 of my crippling ailments vanished, I was so thrilled that I began interviewing hundreds of experts worldwide so I could give you the sour scoop about sweets. Fast forward 17 years, and I'm now author of Sugar Shock (Berkley Books, 2006) and Beyond Sugar Shock (Hay House, 2012). The latter gives you a simple, proven plan to easily, effortlessly squash your sugar habit. I'm also a motivational speaker, a certified life coach, a certified health coach, frequent media guest, and Gab with the Gurus host. I'm now planning the first first Sugar World Summit and I'm finishing writing my next book, Crush Your Crazy Carb Cravings™, which will help you easily escape your must-have-junk-food moments.

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3 thoughts on “High Fructose Corn Syrup: Some Scary Facts to Consider Before You Gulp Down Soda

  1. Have you heard about the idea of fibromyalgia directly linked to the HFCS? One theory is the chemicals used in its processing leave enough toxins to affect our nervous systems and connective tissues.

  2. And this is without even mentioning HFCS’s role in the striking increase in fatty liver.
    This link ( http://www.westonaprice.org/motherlinda/cornsyrup.html ) quotes a USDA investigator as follows:
    “The medical profession thinks fructose is better for diabetics than sugar,” says Dr. Field, “but every cell in the body can metabolize glucose. However, all fructose must be metabolized in the liver. The livers of the rats on the high fructose diet looked like the livers of alcoholics, plugged with fat and cirrhotic.”
    Note from Connie: Thanks for this.I’ll be posting more about this later.