the #1 worst carb ever is
Fructose Corn Syrup
high fructose corn syrup (called HFCS
and corn sugar) may sound
healthy, it actually is anything but.
This dirt cheap, chemically-altered sweetener
shuts down leptin, a fat-regulating hormone
in your body that is responsible for sending
hunger signals from your stomach
to your brain.
leptin lets you know when youre
full. And when your brain doesnt
get the message, you keep eating and eating
and eating while the manufacturers of
high fructose corn syrup, and the products
that contain it, keep making more and
more and more money.
an example from a recent study. Test subjects
were divided into two groupsone
was given a glucose (sugar) beverage to
add to their diet, while the other group
was given a beverage containing high fructose
corn syrup to add to their diets. While
both test groups gained weight, the group
consuming high fructose corn syrup packed
on intra-abdominal fat (or belly fat).
Why is that so startling?
because this particular kind of fat causes
diabetes and heart disease. So, not only
is high fructose corn syrup causing you
to eat more than you should, it is literally
putting your health at risk.
to the U.S. Department of Agriculture,
the average American consumes 42 pounds
of HFCS a year. Thats more than
75,000 empty calories that have no nutritional
value! Whats more, teenagers are
consuming 15 to 20 teaspoons of HFCS a
day when they need to be eating nutrient-dense
foods for growth and lifelong health.
no wonder that The American Journal of
Clinical Nutrition says that HFCS use
increased by 4,000% between 1970 and 1990.
The manufacturers of HFCS really are cashing
just like drug dealers
while America is adding belly fat at a
very dangerous rate.
of a drug, have you ever indulged in a
sweet dessert that just wouldnt
fill you up no matter how much you ate?
One of those treats that you have no self-control
over, like, oh, I dont know
maybe soft drinks, fruit juices, energy
drinks, ice cream, pudding, jellies, most
fat-free foods, chocolate,
crackers, cereals, syrups, candies, or
desserts? If thats the case, you
may want to check out the food label.
Chances are it contains a large amount
of high fructose corn syrup.
remember, on American food labels ingredients
are listed in order of the most abundant
to the least. So if, for example,
you see HFCS listed anywhere in the first
five ingredients, thats very bad.
Instead, youll want to choose a
version that doesnt contain HFCS
As an alternative to HFCS, I recommend
the new zero- or low-calorie sweeteners
like truvia, Z-Sweet®, and Sun
Crystals that are made with natural
sources, such as erythritol and stevia.
You can find these at most grocery stores.
These natural sweeteners can be used instead
of sugar packets in your hot beverages,
on oatmeal, and even in baked goods to
is an all-natural, zero-calorie sweetener
that is fermented from sugars and found
naturally in many fruits and vegetables.
It has no calories, no glycemic impact,
and is only slightly sweeter than real
sugar. It is also recognized as safe by
sugar alcohols (such as xylitol or maltitol)
frequently are blamed for side effects
like gas and diarrhea when people overdo
sugar-free treats. However, erythritol
is absorbed before it reaches the large
intestine, so it does not normally cause
these digestive effects.
the U.S., the granular form is marketed
under the name Z-Sweet® and found
in other natural sweeteners including
Sun Crystals (which is a mixture
of erythritol and raw cane sugar so its
not zero-calorie) and truvia (which
contains a mixture of erythritol and stevia).
rebaudiana is a leaf that first gained
popularity in South America as a no-calorie,
natural sweetener with a sweetness that
is 30-45 times greater than that of table
sugar. Its been used all over the
world for years as a safe, natural no-calorie
a long debate (which many people believe
was due to the chemical sweetener industry
trying to block it), its been approved
for use in the United States. You can
find stevia under the names PureVia,
SweetLeaf, and mixed with erythritol
important to remember that you should
use all sugar alternatives, even natural
ones, sparingly. Let your body learn that
it doesnt need sweets all the time
to be satisfied, and youll be on
the fast track to better health.
Now, while High Fructose Corn Syrup just
may be the #1 worst carb ever, does that
mean you should be avoiding ALL carbohydrates?
not! Carbs arent the enemy, just
like fat isnt
are a healthy part of any wholesome fat-burning
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