Too Sweet to Be True: The Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

You may be one of the millions (perhaps we could even say billions) of people on this earth who has an insatiable sweet tooth. If this is the case, then the myriad of saccharine delights that high fructose corn syrup provides may seem like a dream come true. But, if you are health conscious or weight loss minded, high fructose corn syrup is actually your worst enemy; it is a much more dangerous foe than regular old cane sugar. 

According to Dr. Edward Group of, there are 5 main reasons why high fructose corn syrup is a more dangerous enemy than cane sugar:
1.    HFCS significantly increases the risk of obesity: A study conducted at Princeton University in the United States showed that rats fed HFCS gained weight at 300% faster than rats fed regular doses of fruit-based sugar.
2.    HFCS significantly increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes: The more HFCS a person consumes, the more likely he or she is to develop this dangerous insulin disorder.
3.    HFCS significantly increases the risk of hypertension and bad cholesterol: HFCS causes arterial blockage and thus contributes to potentially fatal conditions like heart disease and hypertension.
4.    HFCS significantly increases the risk of liver damage: HFCS is processed by the liver and is dangerous to it; it can cause scarring on the liver, which can lead to a decrease in its ability to perform the vital task of processing toxins.
5.    HFCS significantly increases the risk of mercury exposure: HFCS often comes loaded with mercury and exposure to this dangerous substance can cause brain and nervous system damage.

As you can see, HFCS contributes to the development of diseases that can cost you your life. It builds a barricade in the way of weight loss and it causes the mental faculties to be more tired and sluggish. While you shouldn’t be afraid to indulge in a good dessert once in a while, you might what to think about what it is that makes that cookie or piece of pie sweet.  You should always opt for those sweetened with regular cane sugar, fruits, honey or the wonder product Stevia. Of course, you should always limit your intake of sugar (and depending on your health you may have to eliminate it), but try your best to steer clear of the HFCS trap whenever possible—doing so could save your life.
High fructose corn syrup is a dangerous way of indulging your sweet tooth. There are healthier dessert options out there; to learn more about them, visit or get involved in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

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