You may have seen a whole new slew of advertisements online and on television trying to revamp the poor image of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). They are basically trying to promote this junk food additive as healthy.
The advertising campaigns don't come right out and make the claim that high fructose corn syrup is health food, but they do try to get clever and fool people into thinking that it's not bad for your health. In fact, they make these misleading claims:
It's all natural
It's no worse for you than table sugar
It's made from corn
It has the same calories as table sugar
As you can see, these ads are trying to deceive us into thinking that HFCS isn't so bad after all... I mean, they do say that it's all natural and made from corn. These ads are pure sleaze!
In my opinion, these ads are highly immoral. For one, as if our nation, and the world for that matter, wasn't already suffering an obesity epidemic, as well as skyrocketing degenerative diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Now, they're trying to make matters worse by fooling innocent people into thinking that high fructose corn syrup is somehow healthy. Meanwhile, as society and our kids get fatter and more unhealthy, they're lining their pockets with massive profits since HFCS is in the majority of processed food.
As for their claim that HFCS is no worse for you than sugar... I'm not even going to discusss any of the science about how HFCS affects the leptin and insulin process in your body, your blood sugar process, appetite levels, etc. Instead, I want to make a more important point:
Who cares if HFCS is no worse for you than sugar... because sugar is one of the worst things you can ingest in your body anyway, so it is not even a valid argument!
The point you need to understand is that if you want to be lean and healthy for life, you should be minimizing, or even eliminating all sugar and high fructose corn syrup. In fact, most processed food should be eliminated altogether if you want to be serious about getting lean.
As for their claim that HFCS is all-natural... don't even get me started! It's just a ridiculous statement to begin with. I don't care if you call it natural or artificial, the bottom line is that it's a highly processed, refined substance that makes you fat!
So the next time you're thinking about drinking that can of soda, or eating that candy bar or cupcakes, just think about how that is only going directly against your efforts to lose body fat and can even lead to other health problems in excess.
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Michael Geary (CPT) is an International Fitness Expert with clients in over 150 countries world-wide, contributing writer for Muscle & Fitness Hers Magazine, and author of the internationally-popular book, The Truth about 6-Pack Abs.
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