Tag: high-fructose corn syrup
Do you still think high sodium intake leads to high blood pressure? Actually, this is a myth. Here is the story, plus a sound solution for hypertension.
Researchers found that when mice ate a diet of 25% added sugar, the females died at twice the normal rate and the males were less likely to reproduce. Even ‘safe’ levels of sugar aren’t safe.
Highly processed carbohydrates (including sugar and high fructose corn syrup) are addictive, plain and simple. And a recent study offers additional evidence to prove it using brain scans.
Whether it’s real sugar or sugar in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, negative health effects will surely pop up with over-consumption. But some research does indeed pinpoint HFCS specifically for causing a concerning amount of damage. Two studies coming to these conclusions found evidence showing how HFCS promotes obesity and causes damage to the liver.
Would you be surprised to hear that the human race is slowly becoming dumber, and dumber? Despite our advancements over the last tens or even hundreds of years, some ‘experts’ believe that humans are losing cognitive capabilities and becoming more emotionally unstable. One Stanford University researcher and geneticist, Dr. Gerald Crabtree, believes that our intellectual decline as a race has much to do with adverse genetic mutations. But there is more to it.
“Garbage in Garbage Out” is a phrase coined to refer to the fact that putting bad data into a computer will produce bad results, or even damage its function – this is equally true with your body and what you eat. If you recognize that the human body is a living complex organism, not an inanimate manufactured creation like a computer, it is even more applicable to your body than to your computer.
There is a simple way to avoid diabetes: choose purified water over sugar-sweetened fizzy drinks. Researchers from Harvard University have tied consumption of carbonated beverages such as soda to diabetes. The key is fructose consumption.
Over 140 nations have come together under a new treaty to curb deadly mercury pollution over serious risks to worldwide health, but meanwhile the FDA is still allowing the mass majority of US citizens to chomp down on mercury-containing processed foods.
You’ll seldom find yourself arguing with most conscientious consumers when presented with the fact that high fructose corn syrup is a health-destroyer and should be avoided. But, what about other sugars? Some experts say that table sugar (both brown and white, from cane or beet) is similarly bad for you, as is the fructose found naturally in fruit. But, have we taken the sugar-scare too far?