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Old 12-28-2009, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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It's about darn time this substance is found out for what it is........cheap harmful junk food.

"A new study indicates that high fructose corn syrup may be the cause of the huge upswing in childhood obesity and diabetes."

High Fructose Corn Syrup Proven to Cause Human Obesity | Food | AlterNet
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:56 AM
 
Location: eastern pa
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I really try to avoid this stuff, but it's in sooooo many things.If you're a label reader like I am then you know that.I was surprised to find it in my favorite yogurt. I think they began using it regularly back in the 70's because it's cheaper than pure sugar. Apparently,some of the soft drink companies still use sugar in their European markets and even in Mexico. I guess only we Americans will tolerate cheap substitutes that may jeoperdize our nations health.
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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It's about darn time this substance is found out for what it is........cheap harmful junk food.

"A new study indicates that high fructose corn syrup may be the cause of the huge upswing in childhood obesity and diabetes."

High Fructose Corn Syrup Proven to Cause Human Obesity | Food | AlterNet
Seriously? LOL.

This is like saying "Link Proven Between Eating Sugar and Getting Fat!!!"

It's a high-calorie additive/sweetener, of course it makes you obese! When you drive through the midwest, you'll see endless fields of feedstock corn for the massive factories which pump this stuff out. If we ate right, those fields would be wheat, veggies, sweet corn (edible right off the cob), popcorn, and some pastureland (instead of high-density feedlots). But we don't. Soo... poison fields, poison factories, and death by overprocessed fattness!
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:46 AM
 
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I think it is a bit more complex than "high fructose corn syrup" is THE problem.
Table sugar also contains fructose in more than normal natural food proportions.

I gather from this article, fructose does not act on satiety centers the same was as glucose....but you need some fructose as a trigger for glucose metabolism.

This is a bit more in depth article
Carbohydrate metabolism

I work very hard to avoid high fructose corn syrup but sugar is not a "good guy" either. Places you don't think about it like catsup, spaghetti sauce {I have found very few without it and it is hard to find low sodium/low sugar varieties of anything..........sugar and salt trick our taste buds into relishing mediocre food}----

We had an acquaintance whose son was allergic to corn and he basically could eat ZERO processed foods...............

In the days of homemade spaghetti sauce, everyone knew a pinch of sugar could take some of the sting out of the tomatoes, but we also knew that simmering it for a long time could accomplish the same goal.........

I think it all boils down to the fact that we are not designed to eat highly processed foods.
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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I think it all boils down to the fact that we are not designed to eat highly processed foods.
Sometimes the truth is a simple statement such as this. Well said!
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Florida
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It causes more than obesity.
It disrupts you cell metabollism.
This has been in the news a lot lately.
Here is an article about the Mercury found in it.
Mercury in Some High Fructose Corn Syrup?

Here is one on the metabolic problems.
Metabolic Dangers of High-Fructose Corn Syrup - Life Extension
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:56 PM
 
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Sometimes the truth is a simple statement such as this. Well said!
But we are designed to pack tobacco into a pipe, light it on fire and inhale the toxic fumes......got it
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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But we are designed to pack tobacco into a pipe, light it on fire and inhale the toxic fumes......got it
One does not "inhale" pipe tobacco smoke unless one has the lungs of Superman. Pipe tobacco smoke it much to strong to inhale.

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