Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Making You Fat?

In a small study, Texas researchers showed that the body converts fructose to body fat with “surprising speed,” said Elizabeth Parks, associate professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. The study, which appears in The Journal of Nutrition, shows how glucose and fructose, which are forms of sugar, are metabolized differently.

Looks like more evidence of the dangers of refined sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup.

Those of us on a low carb diet we already knew this or are at least protected from it by the fact we’re avoiding foods that are high in carbs.

Read food lables for lists of ingredients and stay away from anything that contains High Fructose Corn Syrup, HFCS or anything similar.

Caitlin suggests watching King Corn, a documentary that picks up where Super Size Me left off and exposes the health problems associated with corn. You can of course get it at Amazon

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2 Replies to “Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Making You Fat?”

  1. seriously… i have been avoiding high fructose corn syrup and all his friends for a long time now. its surprising how many products have these nasties in them. i got sick of checking labels every time i went to the grocery store so i started shopping at trader joes. TJs is generally less expensive than the grocery store, has lots of easy meals for just one or two people, and is mostly all natural or organic. it makes shopping a lot easier and faster too!

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