Did you know that consumption of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in the U.S. — which can be found in a plethora of cookies, candies and fast-foods — has increased by a a whopping 10,673 percent between 1970 and 2005? So reports the USDA Dietary Assessment of Major Trends in U.S. Food Consumption report.
Meanwhile, have you heard about the a recent study, which reveals that a diet high in high fructose corn syrup may be partly to blame for insulin resistance?
And did you learn here on the Sugar Shock Blog about the health-harming mercury that’s been found recently in foods containing high fructose corn syrup?
What’s more, are you aware that in the past decade, as people’s consumption of HFCS has soared unabated, diabetes has increased by a staggering 90 percent and 8 percent or 24 million Americans now have diabetes?
You’ve just heard ample reasons to eliminate high fructose corn syrup from your diet, right?
Are you getting motivated to kick the sweetener despite the misleading pro-HFCS propaganda you’ve been subjected to recently, as I’ve pointed out here and also here, when I was interviewed for the 3 Minute Advertising Age piece, “A Sour Review of Corn Refiners’ Sweetener Ads.”
For those of you still hooked on soda, candies and other foods laced with HFCS, I hope this will prompt you to realize how important it is to cut out the high fructose corn syrup so you can become healthy!
Stay tuned about my upcoming program to help you break free of this and other unhealthy habits.
Special thanks to Babble.com for the artwork used here.