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  posted on 1/2/2010 at 02:51 PM
Sugar May Be Bad, But This Sweetener Is Far More Deadly
Posted by: Dr. Mercola
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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/01/02/HighFructose- Corn-Syrup-Alters-Human-Metabolism.aspx

Scientists have proved for the first time that fructose, a cheap form of sugar used in thousands of food products and soft drinks, can damage human metabolism and is fueling the obesity crisis.

Fructose, a sweetener usually derived from corn, can cause dangerous growths of fat cells around vital organs and is able to trigger the early stages of diabetes and heart disease.

Over 10 weeks, 16 volunteers on a controlled diet including high levels of fructose produced new fat cells around their heart, liver and other digestive organs. They also showed signs of food-processing abnormalities linked to diabetes and heart disease. Another group of volunteers on the same diet, but with glucose sugar replacing fructose, did not have these problems.
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This study takes its place in a growing lineup of scientific studies demonstrating that consuming high-fructose corn syrup is the fastest way to trash your health. It is now known without a doubt that sugar in your food, in all it’s myriad of forms, is taking a devastating toll.

And fructose in any form -- including high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and crystalline fructose -- is the worst of the worst!

Fructose is a major contributor to:

•Insulin resistance and obesity

•Elevated blood pressure

•Elevated triglycerides and elevated LDL

•Depletion of vitamins and minerals

•Cardiovascular disease, liver disease, cancer, arthritis and even gout

A Calorie is Not a Calorie

Glucose is the form of energy you were designed to run on. Every cell in your body, every bacterium -- and in fact, every living thing on the Earth--uses glucose for energy.

If you received your fructose only from vegetables and fruits (where it originates) as most people did a century ago, you’d consume about 15 grams per day -- a far cry from the 73 grams per day the typical adolescent gets from sweetened drinks. In vegetables and fruits, it’s mixed in with fiber, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and beneficial phytonutrients, all which moderate any negative metabolic effects.

It isn’t that fructose itself is bad -- it is the MASSIVE DOSES you’re exposed to that make it dangerous.

There are two reasons fructose is so damaging:

1.Your body metabolizes fructose in a much different way than glucose. The entire burden of metabolizing fructose falls on your liver.

2.People are consuming fructose in enormous quantities, which has made the negative effects much more profound.

Today, 55 percent of sweeteners used in food and beverage manufacturing are made from corn, and the number one source of calories in America is soda, in the form of HFCS.

Food and beverage manufacturers began switching their sweeteners from sucrose (table sugar) to corn syrup in the 1970s when they discovered that HFCS was not only far cheaper to make, it’s also about 20 times sweeter than table sugar.

This switch drastically altered the average American diet.

By USDA estimates, about one-quarter of the calories consumed by the average American is in the form of added sugars, and most of that is HFCS. The average Westerner consumes a staggering 142 pounds a year of sugar! And the very products most people rely on to lose weight -- the low-fat diet foods -- are often the ones highest in fructose.

Making matters worse, all of the fiber has been removed from these processed foods, so there is essentially no nutritive value at all.

Fructose Metabolism Basics

Without getting into the very complex biochemistry of carbohydrate metabolism, it is important to understand some differences about how your body handles glucose versus fructose. I will be publishing a major article about this in the next couple of months, which will get much more into the details, but for our purpose here, I will just summarize the main points.

Dr. Robert Lustig Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco, has been a pioneer in decoding sugar metabolism. His work has highlighted some major differences in how different sugars are broken down and used:

•After eating fructose, 100 percent of the metabolic burden rests on your liver. But with glucose, your liver has to break down only 20 percent.

•Every cell in your body, including your brain, utilizes glucose. Therefore, much of it is “burned up” immediately after you consume it. By contrast, fructose is turned into free fatty acids (FFAs), VLDL (the damaging form of cholesterol), and triglycerides, which get stored as fat.

•The fatty acids created during fructose metabolism accumulate as fat droplets in your liver and skeletal muscle tissues, causing insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Insulin resistance progresses to metabolic syndrome and type II diabetes.

•Fructose is the most lipophilic carbohydrate. In other words, fructose converts to activated glycerol (g-3-p), which is directly used to turn FFAs into triglycerides. The more g-3-p you have, the more fat you store. Glucose does not do this.

•When you eat 120 calories of glucose, less than one calorie is stored as fat. 120 calories of fructose results in 40 calories being stored as fat. Consuming fructose is essentially consuming fat!

•The metabolism of fructose by your liver creates a long list of waste products and toxins, including a large amount of uric acid, which drives up blood pressure and causes gout.

•Glucose suppresses the hunger hormone ghrelin and stimulates leptin, which suppresses your appetite. Fructose has no effect on ghrelin and interferes with your brain’s communication with leptin, resulting in overeating.

If anyone tries to tell you “sugar is sugar,” they are way behind the times. As you can see, there are major differences in how your body processes each one.

The bottom line is: fructose leads to increased belly fat, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome -- not to mention the long list of chronic diseases that directly result.

Panic in the Corn Fields

As the truth comes out about HFCS, the Corn Refiners Association is scrambling to convince you that their product is equal to table sugar, that it is “natural” and safe.

Of course, many things are “natural” -- cocaine is natural, but you wouldn’t want to use 142 pounds of it each year.

The food and beverage industry doesn’t want you to realize how truly pervasive HFCS is in your diet -- not just from soft drinks and juices, but also in salad dressings and condiments and virtually every processed food. The introduction of HFCS into the Western diet in 1975 has been a multi-billion dollar boon for the corn industry.


[Edited on 1/3/2010 by ruthelane]

 

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  posted on 1/2/2010 at 05:54 PM
There was a report about this on a news program [20/20] I havent touched soda since 2006, and I stay away from sugar as well, since I was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic at 43 years old. it was pure greed that led to the use of high fructose corn syrup in food, and it is killing everyone by degree. most people don't care though.

 

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  posted on 1/2/2010 at 06:03 PM
I don't think most people know bout the danger or they don't
believe it. The proof is there. Pepsi came out with their "throwback"
Pepsi made with real sugar. I don't see it anymore.

 

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  posted on 1/2/2010 at 06:23 PM
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Of course, many things are “natural” -- cocaine is natural, but you wouldn’t want to use 142 pounds of it each year.






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  posted on 1/2/2010 at 06:34 PM
Eat right, exercise, live healthy, die anyway.

 

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  posted on 1/2/2010 at 06:55 PM
To eat right, you have to know what to eat.
Which foods are toxic to the human body.
Like this high-fructose corn syrup is toxic.
You might be able to live better before you die.

 

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  posted on 1/2/2010 at 06:57 PM
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I don't think most people know bout the danger or they don't
believe it. The proof is there. Pepsi came out with their "throwback"
Pepsi made with real sugar. I don't see it anymore.


they made it for a limited time. At Passover time Coke makes a kosher Coke that is made with real sugar. It can sometimes be found in Jewish neighborhoods but sells out quickly

 

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  posted on 1/2/2010 at 08:32 PM
Living near the mexican border, ive seen [mexican made coke] made with real sugar, in the old style bottles.

 

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  posted on 1/3/2010 at 12:22 AM
Interesting article Ruth and I see no surprises here. I gave up soda several years ago. I may have one like a ginger ale once in a blue moon. Basically, my chiropractor cut right to it he told me that the further away a food is from its natural state the worse it is for you because your body simply is incapable of breaking it down properly. This over time leads to health issues. I have also heard about the condition called insulin dependence, the number one reason why people struggle to lose weight despite how hard they diet and exercise. I am not a health nut, but read this stuff with much believable interest, you mileage may vary.
 

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  posted on 1/3/2010 at 12:33 AM
First they took the real coca out of "Coca-Cola." Then they took the real sugar out of it.

Thus leaving no reason to drink it anymore.

 

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  posted on 1/3/2010 at 01:13 AM
Is this really news? The real problem is some people feeling a need to drink 5 sodas a day. Drink tea or water most of the time and enjoy a Coke once a week -- no problem. I've seen Coke with vitamin C & real sugar in it, but it doesn't seem to have much of a market.

 

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  posted on 1/3/2010 at 01:22 AM
If you read the labels on products you will find the toxic high fructose corn syrup
in almost every prepared product you buy. Try to find a loaf of bread that doesn't have it or any bottled or canned drink.
The artificial sweetners also wreck havoc with your body. Soulman33 is right. The more natural the food, the healthier it is.
More work and more costly, but it is your health. I have a lot of work to do with this.

 

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The scary thing is with overpopulation there is no where near the amount of healthy foods the planet would need to feed its population. The environment is a disaster
 

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  posted on 1/3/2010 at 04:01 PM
I was listening to two doctors at work a few months back, one was a nephrologist(kidney specialist) and the other a surgeon. I came in after their conversation started. The nephrologist is going on and on about how bad something is and how many Americans drink too much and so on. Boy was I relieved when he finally said, "Drinking soda can kill you". I thought for sure all along he was talking about beer. Whew, he had me worried there for a minute.

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  posted on 1/3/2010 at 06:29 PM
"Drinking soda can kill you".

Diet soda with artificial sweetners is bad too. The only safe natural no calorie
sweetner is stevia, found in Truvia and Sun Crystals. Very sweet, but natural.
No sodas made with it yet. But colas also have phosphorsus, an element that
is bad for the kidneys.

 

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  posted on 1/3/2010 at 09:49 PM
Pepsi has just re-released the Pepsi "Throwback" and the Mt. Dew "Throwback" in the last couple of weeks...."Made with Real Sugar". We are carrying it at the 'Mart. Dr. Pepper has released the same type of product called "Heritage". The products were originally released last summer but sales were fairly lame largely due to poor marketing and packaging....which was horrible. The new effort features packaging from the late 70's....so you notice it right away. Sales seem to be better already.

Coke was fighting bottlers/importers in our area who were importing Coke from Mexico made with sugar in 16oz. bottles. Several restaurants and upscale super-markets are carrying that product but no word that Coke is developing a similar effort mainstream and/or marketing strategy to go with it.

 

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  posted on 1/3/2010 at 11:13 PM
what they should really do, in addition to using sugar instead of HFCS, is go back to the 8oz bottles. or at least the 12 0z

no one needs a 20 oz soda

btw, to get a some more, sickening information on the corn conspiracy and what it's doing to the US (as well as some other stuff that will make you sick) read The Omnivore's Dilemna

 

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  posted on 1/4/2010 at 12:16 AM
I drink lots of water, and when I want a soda, I buy Hansen's, made with natural cane sugar.

 

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what they should really do, in addition to using sugar instead of HFCS, is go back to the 8oz bottles. or at least the 12 0z

no one needs a 20 oz soda




I rarely do fast food but when confronted with those giant cups, I wonder who the hell drinks that much with their meals? I'll usually order cold tea and never finish the whole cup.

Supersize it? No, thanks.

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  posted on 1/4/2010 at 09:18 AM
Just in time for the " new " Pepsi throwback .

 

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I think it's the 'new' 'old' Pepsi "Throwback"....in the 'old' 'retro' packaging....got that?

There is also a soda made with 'pure cane sugar' in this area called "Jones Soda". We carry that as well as do others locally.

 

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Just in time for the " new " Pepsi throwback .


I think it's the 'new' 'old' Pepsi "Throwback"....in the 'old' 'retro' packaging....got that?

There is also a soda made with 'pure cane sugar' in this area called "Jones Soda". We carry that as well as do others locally.


You don't want no part of that high fructose corn syrup Dewey.

 

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Worst invention in the history of food. Except if you're a stockholder in Archer, Daniels, Midland. Or their congressional water boy for decades, Mr. Bob Dole.
 

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Just in time for the " new " Pepsi throwback .


I think it's the 'new' 'old' Pepsi "Throwback"....in the 'old' 'retro' packaging....got that?

There is also a soda made with 'pure cane sugar' in this area called "Jones Soda". We carry that as well as do others locally.


You don't want no part of that high fructose corn syrup Dewey.


 

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Just in time for the " new " Pepsi throwback .


I think it's the 'new' 'old' Pepsi "Throwback"....in the 'old' 'retro' packaging....got that?

There is also a soda made with 'pure cane sugar' in this area called "Jones Soda". We carry that as well as do others locally.


You don't want no part of that high fructose corn syrup Dewey.





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