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OT - High fructose corn syrup

Posted by on Dec. 17, 2008 at 4:20 PM
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So everyone knows it's bad, right?

What's the deal?

"No worse than table sugar," but that's not all that great either. Just... weird.

BTW, this ad/link was at Mothering.com, which is why it seems so weird.

by on Dec. 17, 2008 at 4:20 PM
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rockstarmom2b
by Member on Dec. 17, 2008 at 4:23 PM

those freakin ads burn me up.... grrr.

Ok for people who don't give a crap about shoveling sugar into their kids, no high fructose corn syrup isn't really THAT different from sugar besides the fact that its highly processed corn by product.... ewww that just sounds gross...

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cristinaberger
by on Dec. 17, 2008 at 4:26 PM

Did you think that they are not for sale?

Quoting heydooney:

BTW, this ad/link was at Mothering.com, which is why it seems so weird.


rockstarmom2b
by Member on Dec. 17, 2008 at 4:32 PM

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1841910,00.html

this is a nice unbiased article from time mag. It states that no it isn't really any worse than tons of sugar, however it is in MOST stuff from Ketchup, to Rice Krispies.

Makes me glad we shop at whole foods. Yeah they may be more expensive but they don't sell anything with HFCS.

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willsmomstacie
by Member on Dec. 17, 2008 at 4:34 PM

This from the same folks who feel it's completely safe to inject our kids with aluminum and other toxins in ever increasing doses, who have never studied the cumulative effect of the vax schedule on our kids, who grab their bullhorns and push the flu vax on pregnant women and 6 month old infants.  Their full of crap and so far in bed with big-pharma they're slowly becoming part of the mattress.

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/high-fructose-corn-syrup-that-sweet-sweet-bully.html

Here's a little something to counter the white-washing that HFCS has been getting.

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rockstarmom2b
by Member on Dec. 17, 2008 at 4:45 PM


Quoting willsmomstacie:

This from the same folks who feel it's completely safe to inject our kids with aluminum and other toxins in ever increasing doses, who have never studied the cumulative effect of the vax schedule on our kids, who grab their bullhorns and push the flu vax on pregnant women and 6 month old infants.  Their full of crap and so far in bed with big-pharma they're slowly becoming part of the mattress.

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/high-fructose-corn-syrup-that-sweet-sweet-bully.html

Here's a little something to counter the white-washing that HFCS has been getting.

this reminds me of a scripture where jesus talks about whitewashed graves. something horrible made to look all pretty. Makes me sick. I almost fell off the couch when I saw that commercial.

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catholicmamamia
by on Dec. 17, 2008 at 7:09 PM

HFCS can lead to cancer, heart disease, and other diseases/disorders.
Refined Sugar (white table sugar) also leads to cancer, heart disease, etc.

Stating HFCS is "no worse than table sugar" is not exactly an endorsement for those who understand the benefits of natural foods and the risks of synthetic foods. However, to the vast majority of our society who are ignorant to this, that statement is quite misleading and may constitute an endorsement.

Just this year, the AMA was presented with the proposal of labeling products containing HFCS with a warning..and the AMA voted against it, siding with HFCS.

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LadyMe
by Member on Dec. 17, 2008 at 8:23 PM

I recently thought about their approach of it being fine in moderation... How can it be in moderation when it's in practically EVERYTHING! They aren't fooling me...

 

 

MSOmom
by on Dec. 18, 2008 at 8:56 AM

HFCS is BAD, BAD, BAD!!!

This is from mercola.com (you'll find lots of information there):

In case you forgot, or never knew in the first place, the number one source of calories in the US is high fructose corn syrup.  Let me say that in different words so you more fully appreciate the impact of this fact.  Remember that fat has 250% more calories than sugar, but even with this major disadvantage, the food that most people get MOST of their calories from is sugar from corn, primarily in the form of soft drinks.


Even though I have known this for years, it is still shocking to me every time I reflect on the enormity of this truth.  But, like W. Clement Stone, I believe that there is a nugget of good in this horrible fact. The good is that stopping this pernicious habit is one of the easiest things to do. Since this is such a pervasive problem in the US, we could make radically outrageous improvements in our health as a culture if we just simply stopped everyone from drinking soda.

I am HIGHLY confident that the health improvement would be FAR more profound than if everyone stopped smoking because elevated insulin levels are the foundation of nearly every chronic disease known to man, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, aging, arthritis, osteoporosis, you name it, and you will find elevated insulin levels as a primary factor.

This evidence of an increase in triglyceride levels and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels is just the latest among countless findings pointing to the dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).

Part of what makes HFCS such an unhealthy product is that it is metabolized to fat in your body far more rapidly than any other sugar, and, because most fructose is consumed in liquid form, its negative metabolic effects are significantly magnified.

HFCS has also been linked to:

The delusion that fructose is an acceptable form of sugar is quite prevalent in many nutritional circles. In fact, nearly all simple sugars are metabolized quickly and disrupt insulin levels, which contributes to most chronic illness. Eating small amounts of whole fruit will not provide tremendous amounts of fructose and should not be a problem for most people, unless diabetes or obesity is an issue but fruit juices, sodas and other beverages sweetened with fructose should be avoided.

To add insult to injury, the corn that the high fructose corn syrup is metabolized from nearly all comes from genetically modified corn which is fraught with its own well documented side effects and health concerns.

High fructose corn syrup is is not something that should be in your diet at all. But HFCS is the primary caloric sweetener in U.S. soft drinks. Researchers estimate that most Americans eat 132 calories of HFCS per day, while the top 20 percent of sweetener consumers eat over 300. And some, they say, eat as much as 700 calories per day of HFCS.

Sodas, of course, are not the only source of HFCS (though they represent one of the main ones). This dangerous sweetener is also in many processed foods and fruit juices, so to avoid it you need to focus your diet on whole foods and, if you do purchase packaged foods, become an avid label reader.

angel_avalynn
by Member on Jan. 5, 2009 at 1:53 AM

I started a blog a few months back about this!! How can it be in moderation if it's in everything!!?

Quoting LadyMe:

I recently thought about their approach of it being fine in moderation... How can it be in moderation when it's in practically EVERYTHING! They aren't fooling me...


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