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Timeline Photos7 Alarming Reasons to Avoid High-Fructose Corn Syrup
High-fructose corn syrup is a heavily processed sweetener found in all kinds of foods, including ice cream, soda, bread, and even salad dressing. Even though high-fructose corn syrup is one of the most common food ingredients, you should avoid it like the plague.
There’s nothing natural about high-fructose corn syrup. It’s just a thick syrupy combination of weird chemicals like alpha-amylase, glucoamylase, and xylose isomerase and corn kernels spun at a high velocity. Because high-fructose corn syrup is super cheap, easy to obtain, and sweeter than sugar, food companies love that stuff. They pump it into ketchup, spaghetti sauces, canned fruits, breakfast cereals, and a slew of other food products… and eventually into our bodies.
Since everything contains high-fructose corn syrup these days, the average American consumes 1,000 times more high-fructose corn syrup than people did in the 1970s. That adds up to 63 pounds a year… each person! We’re consuming that stuff in gigantic quantities never before experienced in human history, and it’s slowly killing us.
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