Do you get frustrated every time you step on a scale? Have you been eating diet foods and working out yet still having trouble losing weight? An ingredient in your food you’ve been overlooking could be the reason.
Lately, some commercials have cropped up touting the purported “safety” of high fructose corn syrup. In one of the advertisements, a young couple is having a picnic in the park and the woman offers her boyfriend an ice pop.
Watch the original commercial here.
The announcer advises the viewers at home to “get the facts.”
Here they are:
Fact 1: High fructose corn syrup is not “natural” as the commercial suggests. It is a synthetic, man-made artificial sweetener.
Fact 2: HFCS has no nutritional value and encourages weight gain since its sugar quickly converts to fat and is stored by the body.
Fact 3: Research shows that HFCS, though sweet enough to cause a blood sugar spike, causes an increase in sugar cravings and fools your body into thinking it’s hungry!
Fact 4: HFCS didn’t replace sugar in the 1970’s because it’s good for you, it’s simply cheaper and easy to transport.
Fact 5: HFCS has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, obesity and depressed thyroid function.
So, unlike what the makers of this cheap, processed sugar substitute would like you to believe, high fructose corn syrup is not good for you and should be avoided.
Watch the funny spoof commercial here.
High fructose corn syrup is in everything from condiments to yogurt so it’s important to become a label-reader. You’ll find, once your replace the HFCS-laden condiments, juices and desserts with those containing natural sugar, you’ll not only lose weight but you’ll have more energy and start to notice how much better everything tastes!