Are you eating the one deadly ingredient in most foods? If Yoplait Yogurt or PowerBar Energy Gel has passed your lips, your intestines could be infested with the potent venom. Worst of all, the sticky toxin is the number #1 ingredient in American convenience foods.
Imagine two rats. One black, the other white. The black rat, eats the mystery sweetener. The white one puts its crooked teeth to regular table sugar. After about a week, both rats have consumed the same number of calories. But the black rat is deformed; it’s belly is distended with abnormal body fat. The tiny beast can hardly move. Blood tests reveal an alarming spike in its triglycerides. Further investigation proves that the sweetener that the black rat ate was directly metabolized to produce fat.
What is name of the mystery poison that the black rat consumed?
The easiest way to eliminate intake of high fructose corn syrup is to eat whole foods. Do not eat convenience foods. For runners, energy gels and drinks are super easy to make yourself. Not only are they more cost effective, they’re much healthier.
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Sugars in Disguise:
Any ingredient that ends with “ose” is a sugar: maltlose, sucrose, dextrose, fructose etc. are all sugars. While these sugars aren’t as damaging as high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), they don’t promote health. The FDA put its foot down for the identification of High Frucotose Corn Syrup on food labels. Companies cannot hide high fructose corn syrup as easily as they can hide sugar. One slick food empire executive really slid sugar under the table with the phrase “evaporated cane juice.” It almost makes sugar sound healthy.
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Corny sugars in disguise:
Gatorade switched the branding around 2011. The drink is sweetened with a sucrose-dextrose mix. But it’s still sweetened with a corn based sugar.
Powerbars hide corny sugars too: (ORGANIC EVAPORATED CANE JUICE SYRUP, MALTODEXTRIN, FRUCTOSE, DEXTROSE).
Spread the word about dangers of high fructose corn syrup.
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