Friday, June 24, 2011

HFCS

I recently received an email from a reader concerning HFCS.
What exactly is it?
HFCS stands for High Fructose Corn Syrup.
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To put it simply it is corn sugar. It is cheaper to produce and is hidden in several products at your grocery store.
When you consume HFCS it is quickly absorbed into your liver where it converts into fat. It lowers the level of "good" HDL cholesterol and raises your LDL cholesterol "bad"...Your brain doesn't recognize it so it so it shuts off the appetite center and you keep eating. Your blood sugar will skyrocket you will crash then you feel hungry again. Awesome huh?
HFCS is a sneaky little ingredient and can be found in almost anything processed.. even products that appear "healthy".  This ingredient alone can lead to an expanding waist line and is a leading cause of obesity in the U.S, as with any type of sugar.
As I was walking around the grocery store today I snapped a few pictures of things that contained HFCS and some even surprised me. I wasn't able to take more because my memory card was FULL!:( And people were giving me weird looks... haha! What I do for you guys..

Here are just a few....








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In fact it is in the top 2 ingredients!! 



Do any of these products look familiar? You might have a few of them in your fridge or pantry, you might eat/drink them every single day! Wondering why you can't lose weight? Dropping HFCS from your diet might just be your answer why!
How about this?




A sandwich? What has HFCS in that? Would you be shocked if I told you that some wheat

Breads and lunch meats contain it? 


Be sure to check the ingredient list of every product you pick up!




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6 comments:

  1. before i finished the post i was going to leave a comment about the wheat bread. my husband couldn't figure out why i was being a wheat-bread snob. it's because HFCS is in a lot of them! pathetic!

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