While once again reading my favorite cookbook, “Eat, Shrink And Be Merry” by Janet and Greta Podleski I discovered a short snippet about one of worst villains that makes us fat-high-fructose corn syrup (aka HFCS). I had read in the past about about how to keep an eye out for it and so on but had really not realized how much it contributed to a big booty and belly.
“High-fructose corn syrup , the sweetener used to replace sugar in many processed is loved by manufacturers because it is cheap and doubly sweet. Research show that it’s more easily turned into fat than any other carbohydrate it also shuts off the switches that control appetite. In addition to this it boosts triglycerides (fatty compounds that circulate in the bloodstream and are stored in fat tissue) by as much as 32%. That is just asking for trouble!!
High-fructose corn syrup is found everywhere and I mean everywhere-soft drinks, juice, candy, barbecue sauce, fruit-flavored yogurt and in some breakfast cereals. Over the past 15 years, North American consumption has increased by 250% so watch out. The best way that you can combat the evils of high-fructose corn syrup is to read the labels carefully on any foods that you buy. If high-fructose corn syrup, fructose or glucose/fructose appears near the top of the ingredient lists then you may want to think twice about eating or drinking it.”
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