High Fuctose Corn Syrup Research Paper

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High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

Over the last couple decades, HFCS has slowly replaced sugar in our diets. Corn subsidies and tariffs on sugar are just a couple of the reasons why high fructose corn syrup is cheaper to produce. HFCS is widely used in processed foods as a sweetener. Unfortunately, high consumption of fructose causes an increase in triglycerides, blood pressure, and inflammation markers .

Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners have caused more confusion than just about any other food. Are they OK to eat? Do they cause cancer? For every study showing a link to cancer, there is another one showing a lack of clear evidence. Your best bet is to avoid such an unproven food product. It took decades to show a clear link to cancer for some sweeteners. Do you really want to take a chance on another new and unproven one?

Hydrogenated Oils
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Hydrogenated oils are still being used in vast quantities to give better consistency to foods, and to improve shelf-lives like biscuits,cakes,fried foods and other many other snacks. Trans fats have been linked to an increased risk of Heart disease ,Diabetes ,Cancer to name a few. Read the food label ingredients. Just because it says 0 grams of fat, it doesn’t mean there are no hydrogenated oils. The FDA allows anything under .5 grams to be reported as a zero. Read carefully.

Nitrates/Nitrites

Nitrites are used heavily as a food additive to help preserve meats. They also change the color and taste of the food. Some will argue that nitrites are naturally occurring in food. While this may be true in some cases, the whole foods that contain the nitrites naturally also have antioxidants that prevent the formation of nitrosamines. Nitrosamines are the real killers. Nitrate ingestion has been linked to impaired thyroid function, vitamin A and E metabolism interference, and reduced brain activity .

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