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01 Dec 2005

high-fructose corn syrup
Ek het die epos uit VSA gekry? Interessant.

There is an ingredient in virtually every processed food that could be ruining your health. I'm talking about high-fructose corn syrup ... a cheaper, sweeter, liquid alternative to sugar. Before 1966, we did not consume ANY of this stuff. Today, the average American swallows 64 pounds of it per year.

What's the problem? For one thing, the chemical structure of high-fructose corn syrup encourages overeating - which leads to obesity. . It also increases triglycerides, raising the risk for a heart attack. And it promotes insulin resistance and diabetes.

It's in soft drinks, of course. But it's also in baked goods, jelly, juices, condiments, salad dressings, and even "healthy" bottled green tea.

To cut high-fructose corn syrup from your diet, you will have to check labels carefully, because it's not only in sweet foods. Better yet, as always, stick to whole, unprocessed foods.

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01 Jan 0001

Beste Hennie
Dankie vir die bydrae. Ek stem volkome saam met wat die artikel sê. Die goeie nuus is dat hierdie hoë-fruktose mieliestysel stroop nie in Suid-Afrika gebruik word nie - dit is 'n verskynsel van die VSA. Ek het al lankal die gedagte gehad dat hierdie oormatige inname van fruktose 'n groot bydrae maak tot oorgewig in die VSA.
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