HFCS, a sure-fire recipe for disaster

High fructose corn syrup is a basic ingredient for many soft drinks and processed baked goods. Because of this, fructose now accounts for 10% of total caloric intake for Americans with teenage boys consuming even more – topping in with up to 23% of their caloric intake derived straight from fructose. Well, here is what the latest Scientific Reports says about fructose: “Fructose decreases physical activity and increases body fat…” (Because we didn’t already know that?). But wait, there’s more! High fructose corn syrup is specifically and exclusively processed by the liver, causing liver enlargement, inflammation and damage. Gee, if that is not enough to convince you that high fructose corn syrup is a really bad food choice, factor in the GMO corn used to make it in the first place. But wait, there’s even more! About half of all high fructose corn syrup is also contaminated with mercury. How can that be? Mercury, hydrochloric acid and caustic soda are used in varying degrees and processes to manufacture high fructose corn syrup. Sounds like a sure-fire recipe for health disaster to me.

Addictive too!

Addictive too!

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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