Tuesday, September 23, 2008

High Fructose Corn Syrup GOOD FOR YOU?



Here are two ads that are playing on TV. I just saw one of them on the Food Network. I really am upset because someone is going to see this and think that it is ok to eat. UGH!! I was very disappointed to see that Food Network was airing these, but I guess as long as they get their advertising dollars it doesn't matter what the ad says. What do you think of these ads?

4 comments:

Go Mom Go said...

First thing -- I don't think my sister will care. Several of her friends have linked her site so lets just get the awareness out there! Right!

Your support is very welcome!

Second thing -- I have to agree completely with you on the HFCS!

Jordan said...

From the Mayo Clinic:

Some nutrition experts blame increased consumption of high-fructose corn syrup for the growing obesity problem. One theory is that fructose is more readily converted to fat by your liver than is sucrose, increasing the levels of fat in your bloodstream. But this hasn't been proved.

In addition, animal studies have shown a link between increased consumption of high-fructose corn syrup and adverse health effects, such as diabetes and high cholesterol. However, the evidence is not as clear in human studies.


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So, I'd say it's OK in moderation. Kelly agrees.

~JB

(off pop since 6/17)

Darlene said...

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2006/07/22/debate-about-dangers-of-high-fructose-corn-syrup.aspx

Here is the link from Dr. Mercola's website about HFCS. Don't forget when you are reading these comments by people, you need to check WHO funded the research or is behind the commercials - in this case - the corn industry is putting out the commercials.

Here's a few more facts from Mercola's website...
Sucrose raises blood glucose and then crashes it, below fasting baseline, within 25 minutes of ingestions -- A FACT.

HFCS or crystalline fructose or hydrolyzed fructose from inulin, convert to triglycerides and adipose tissue, within 60 minutes of ingestion, not blood glucose -- A FACT.

The cheapest ingredient in the American food chain (profit factor) after air, water and salt is HFCS -- A FACT.

Just a few notes I found. Check the web for info but also check where they are getting the source of this information. Think - conflict of interest or true research?

Siren said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one outraged by these commercials! The more I read about HFCS the more upset I get that it's so prevalent in our diets. I have stopped buying several of my (formerly favorite) products once I read the labels and found it was an ingredient.