Have you ever wondered why there has been a rise in diabetes, obesity, cancer and high blood pressure in Singapore? The reason being, we live in a decidedly sucrose-sweetened world. Sucrose has been in our diet for centuries and it wasn’t an issue till food manufacturers discovered that sucrose did have some limitations when it comes to supply stability, hydrolyzes in acidic systems changing the sweetness and favour of the product and the fluctuations of its price when there are upsets in either the demand or supply. Food manufacturers needed to find a suitable alternative and they did, high fructose corn syrup. A new beginning to diseases, obesity, and cancers.
From 20 teaspoons of sugar a year per person to 150 pounds of sugar per person per year, it is no wonder our society is suffering from obesity and diseases. An average soda contains 15 teaspoons of sugar. A dose this high becomes a toxin which leads to an accumulation in your body. Can you imagine what this is doing to your liver? Look out for signs of an overworked liver.
Why you should stay away from high fructose corn syrup?
- Contains dangerous chemicals and contaminants
A study was done by a FDA researcher to find out what is contained in HFCS. It showed that there was toxic levels of mercury due to chlor-alkali products used in its manufacturing. Also, when HFCS was studied under a chromatograph, there were many weird chemicals that no one knows anything about.
- It is always a marker of poor-quality, nutrient-poor disease-creating industrial food products.If a product contains high fructose corn syrup, put that product down and never look back again. With that said, its time to purge your kitchen of HFCS. High fructose (HFCS) is an indicator of poor quality food and if you see this on a label of a product, we guarantee it is processed junk. If you are looking to improve your health and are trying to lose weight, get rid of foods containing HFCS.
- High fructose corn syrup can be a cause of liver damage
In certain countries, HFCS consumption is the cause of liver damage. No digestion is required to digest HFCS , so it is absorbed into your blood stream. Fructose goes right to the liver and triggers lipogenesis, a direct cause of a condition called fatty liver. When glucose is being absorbed rapidly, this produces a spike in insulin which is our body’s major fat storage hormone.
If you really want sugar, you can add the sugar in yourself. Do not get products with added sugar such as high fructose corn syrup. Purge it out of the kitchen, out of your diets and children’s and we promise you will live longer and healthier lives!