Please pardon me while I rant for a moment…..
I don’t generally post videos like this, but this one is important.
I was speaking to a woman recently who honestly believes that high fructose corn syrup is completely healthy and natural. She sees no reason to remove it from her “clean eating” diet, and referred to some commercials (such as the one in the above video) as proof to support her argument.
People, high fructose corn syrup may be made from corn, but that doesn’t mean it’s healthy. I mean, tobacco is made from a plant. But does that mean you should smoke?
First and foremost, high fructose corn syrup is a HIGHLY processed item. It in NO way falls into a clean eating plan OR under the guise of “natural”. Avoid the stuff at all costs.
Secondly, they are linking more and more of our obesity epidemic to an increased consumption of this stuff and sugar intake overall.
And yes, I know that the blame does not fall on this one single ingredient alone. There are many factors that contribute to our obesity epidemic. But we’re talking about an ingredient that is in almost every single processed food on the market, simply because it is so cheap for manufacturers to use. And there is a direct correlation with the increased use of this ingredient, and the increase in the American waistline.
I don’t know about you, but I will never eat this stuff, and neither will my child. I have a hard time believing that there are people out there that will actually defend this stuff. IT’S NOT REAL FOOD, PEOPLE!!! It’s manufactured. And I think by now most Americans should be educated enough to know the difference between real food and stuff that a machine spits out. I mean really.
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