Originally Posted by atomdanger
I could go on for days, but...
Large quantities of fructose stimulate the liver to produce triglycerides, promotes glycation of proteins and induces insulin resistance. According to one study, the average American consumes nearly 70 pounds of HFCS a year, marking HFCS as a major contributor to the rising rates of obesity in the last generation.
A pilot study reported that high-fructose corn syrup manufactured in the U.S. in 2005 was commonly tainted with mercury. The mercury appeared to come from caustic soda and hydrochloric acid, two chemicals used in the manufacture of high-fructose corn syrup that can, depending on their manufacturing process, contain traces of mercury. Mercury concentration in HFCS was as high as 0.570 μg/g (micrograms per gram).
HFCS is proven to mask the feeling of being full, so you eat more,
and its in EVERYTHING you probably eat. I mean, they put it in your bread,
ketchup, soda, chicken nuggets, etc... Start reading labels, this crap is in everything. Its horrible.
It is also very very processed, and takes a genetically modified enzyme to create it.
and of COURSE, like anything else in the world, there are conflicting studies,
but look at the facts and decide for yourself.
Most of the conflicting studies were done by people with something to gain.
(Soda companies, Corn Refiners Association, etc..)