Have you see these commercials trying to make High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) seem like it's totally okay for consumption?
This makes me angry!
Why you ask? Well, because there are so many lies in these commercials, and HFCS is the leading cause in obesity right now. It's pretty much a death sentence. By airing these commercials, the Corn Refiners Association is silently promoting future health problems so that they can earn a dollar at the end of the day.
At the end, the narrator says, "Get the Facts." Let's go through all of the lies in the commercial and get the real facts right now:
A. HFCS is almost impossible to eat in moderation because it is in almost everything. It's way cheaper to use than sugar and it is easily dissolved in liquids, which is why it is so popular in the beverage industry. It's also used as a preservative so it extends the shelf life of food. That explains why you see it in place of sugar in everything. It's even in ketchup! Why?
B. In addition to obesity, It's also been linked to diabetes and overeating. After doing some research, I found out that HFCS also affects the hunger hormone in your body known as leptin, which creates an increase in your appetite and causes people who eat foods with HFCS to overeat.
C. HFCS does come from corn, but it is not natural. It's completely manufactured requiring the use of enzymes and a series of chemical processes. The processing of any food causes changes in its composition, therefore, making it unnatural.
D. It's obvious that HFCS is not the same as real sugar. But, if you would like to learn more about it, read this study that Princeton University posted on March 22, 2010. And, if it's supposedly the same..... then just use real sugar!
Knowing how much of a negative effect HFCS has on our health, commercials like these should be illegal.