HFCS - How To Get Sick And Die Early
I'm trying to get a health message out, but subtlety gets in the way.
It could be, of course, because I'm not good at subtlety. Can't do it; can't understand it. I'm a 'plant your feet and say your piece' kind of gal. As a result, when I try to write with subtlety, I probably end up with mush.
Or it could be that the old story about the need to get attention by the vigorous application of a 2X4 speaks truth in our time.
If you're a reader of my stuff (My mother thanks you, my father thanks you, and I thank you.), you may not realize that subtlety ever crosses my mind. But I do try.
But not today. Today I will be blunt.
High fructose corn syrup
If you eat or drink anything with high fructose corn syrup in it, you're stupid.
And if you're dealing with diabetes-and eat or drink anything with high fructose corn syrup in it-you're an idiot.
If you're trying to lose weight-and eat or drink anything with high fructose corn syrup in it-you don't have a lick of sense.
Smart up and avoid high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Now, this takes vigilance. Lots of vigilance. It's everywhere.
It's in ketchup. Worcestershire sauce. Cereals. Bread. Processed foods. And on and on. Reading labels can be an eye-opening experience.
Why should you bother?
Let me count the ways.
- One can of soda pop has enough HFCS in it to overwhelm your liver.
- Raise your triglycerides.
- It will raise your blood pressure.
- Raise your uric acid.
- Do a number on your kidneys.
- Send your leptin-the keeper of the appetite-into orbit.
- It's murder on your pancreas (see the sentence about diabetes above).
Well, I could go on, but if you don't have the picture by now, why bother? Just eat, drink and be merry-and get sick and die early.
Here's how it is: Your body doesn't know how to handle HFCS. It's like lobbing a bomb into your system.
The manufacturers of HFCS know this, but it's the money, honey. How much money? More than enough to hire "researchers" and writers to sing the praises of HFCS so people think it's not so bad after all.
But they still couldn't sell the stuff if food manufacturers didn't happily jump on board.
End result: You get to choose whether or not to be an idiot. Is this a great country or what?
God is good,
Copyright by Bette Dowdell. All rights reserved
P.S. Bette Dowdell is not a doctor, nor does she purport to be She's a patient who's been studying and successfully handling her own endocrine problems for more than 30 years. She offers introductory teleseminars and an in-depth 12-month subscription program, "Moving to Health" about living well with endocrine issues. She explains how things work-or don't, discusses what things to avoid as well as the things that help, and she provides a lot of well-researched nutritional information. Subscribe to her free e-zine at Information is power.