The Facts about Consuming High Fructose Corn Syrup

 

 

 

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Foods that have adverse effects on human health

Eric Roberts | HFCS HEALTH EFFECTS | 2/01/2018

Introduction of HFCS to foods and beverages
HFCS First made it into foods circa 1960’s. Due to government subside programs with regards to corn subsides granted to farmers HFCS became the sweetener of choice by food manufacturing companies through the 1970’s, 80’s and through 2009. Due to the affordability and lower expense of manufacturing of foods that required added sweeteners food manufactures were able to budget more toward marketing which increased sales and profits. Soft drinks makers were the first to use HFCS on a wide scale during the 1970’s Then general food manufacturing companies followed during the 1980’s and 90’s gradually increasing the use of HFCS and fructose along with sucrose. During later years mainly in the 2000’s the sugar and corn industries played hardball against each other by slandering the other products and by filing lawsuits. A large court settlement was the result of this war between the sugar and corn industry battles. During the later years a major HFCS supplier was sued in court over price fixing of HFCS to end users. So, food politics has a lot to do with Added sweeteners in our food and beverage products as does politics. At one point several politicos petitioned the FDA with regards to the rebranding of HFCS they claimed that the industry was providing high paying jobs etc. There are huge forces behind what is added to our foods and beverages as well.

 

Historical use of hfcs
HFCS accounts for almost all caloric sweeteners used in soft drinks. When HFCS was introduced in the 1970’s it represented less than 1% of all caloric sweeteners available in the United States. By the year 2000 it represented more than 60% of all caloric sweeteners. But since the year 2000 HFCS has been on a decline as a caloric sweetener. Nearly all beverages except

·        Unsweet tea

·        Vegetable juice

·        Unsweetened coffee

·        Water

Contain HFCS as a caloric added sweetener. With respect to beverages fruit drinks and soft drinks account for the greatest intake of HFCS. With regards to the foods category desserts represented the greatest intake of HFCS as a caloric sweetener.

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products that contain hfcs

·        Processed foods

·        Canned foods

·        Soups

·        Fruits

·        Cereals

·        Baked goods

·        Desserts

·        Flavored yogurts

·        Sweetened & flavored dairy products

·        Candies

·        Fast food products

·        Condiments

·        Salad dressings

·        Carbonated soft drinks

·        Fruit flavored drinks

·        White bread

·        Snack foods

 

Hfcs Health Concerns and Effects
 

Many studies have indicated that the consumption of HFCS, Fructose and Sucrose has an adverse effect on human health and wellbeing. Consumption of HFCS, Fructose and Sucrose as added sweeteners in food and beverage products by humans has contributed to many chronic health conditions over the decades of its use as a primary added sweetener across the food and beverage products. The potential effects on human health is listed below.

 

·        Obesity

·        Weight gain

·        Metabolic syndrome

·        Increased risk of Metabolic and cardiovascular complications

·        Cardiovascular decease

·        Inflammation

·        Oxidative stress

·        Hypertension

 

Its been documented by some most recent studies and research that the consumption of HFCS, Fructose and Sucrose has contributed to an adverse effect on blood lipids and the deposits of peri-organ fat deposits. Evidence indicates the possibilities of plaque formation in arteries and lipid oxidation and the stimulation of thrombopoiesis.

 

Animal tests confirm the adverse effects of sugars even in tiny amounts,

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Prevention
 
To avoid the dangers of consuming HFCS, Fructose, and sucrose it is advised that people practice a healthy diet, lifestyle and nutrition intake. People who have consumed these ingredients and foods that contain these added sweeteners would need to undergo lifestyle changes in order mitigate the adverse effects on their health. The following are key areas to focus on when attempting to practice a healthy lifestyle

·        Diet

·        Physical activity

·        Nutrition

·        Lifestyle changes

Its important to limit the following from one’s diet as follows

·        Refined sugars

·        Brown sugar

·        White sugar

·        Corn syrupgrocery-store-2619380_640

·        High fructose corn syrup

·        Honey

·        Processed foods

·        Refined grains

·        Cookies

·        White bread

·        Snack foods

·        Sports drinks

·        Ready to eat cereals

 

Potential Anti-Atherogenic foods to add as a preventive food to one’s diet

·        Fish oils

·        Other Polyunsaturates

·        Fiber

·        Trace minerals

·        Copper

·        Manganese

·        Selenium

·        Zinc

·        Antioxidants

 

In closing pay close attention to ingredient labels. Its important to note that manufacturers of HFCS have been attempting to rename HFCS to corn sugar. So, its imperative that being aware of the numerous names that added sugars go by is essential to living healthy and avoiding the adverse effects of added sweeteners that may be harmful to human health. I advise googling the phrase – [ other names for sugar].

I help educate people with regards to how to limit sugars and how to identify sugars in foods and beverages. I hold an occasional workshop called Sugar Blues. To keep updated to class and workshop schedules and articles like this one subscribe to my email list by sending me an email to eric@studiedhealth.com or go-to my website studied-health.com to request a free eating for energy e-book and you will be subscribed to my email list. We never spam or sell your email information.

 

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INHC

 

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