Have you seen those pro high-fructose corn syrup adds? They really make me laugh because the prey on people’s stupidity in a very direct way. This is how the pretty much go:
Person 1: I can’t eat that, it has high-fructose corn syrup
Person 2: Well what’s a matter with that?
Person 1: (gives confused look)
Person 2: Its made from corn and has the same calories as sugar
Person 1: wow! I don’t know what is going on!
me screaming at the TV: Sugar is bad for you too! The only thing worse than white sugar is corn syrup! Calories aren’t the only thing that matters you *&*%#$@!
First, the corn used isn’t some terrific whole food that we have all forgotten about, it is, in fact, one of the most genetically mutated crops that completely poisons the land, the farm animals that have to eat it, and people that eat anything that has been processed. In fact if you are unclear about what “processed” really refers to the phrase “made with corn” can easily replace “processed” in most cases. The corn used to make syrup isn’t the same as the sweet corn that we eat it the summer. It is a vile inedible mutant that most ingest every day.
Next, the process that they use to turn the already genetically modified corn into syrup has dramatic effects on how we then digest the syrup. It doesn’t digest in your body the same way that the sugars in fruit digest. Research has shown that high-fructose corn syrup goes directly to the liver, releasing enzymes that are told to store it as fat. This may elevate triglyceride (fat in blood) levels and elevate cholesterol levels. I don’t think it is any surprise that obesity levels started to rise at the same time as the introduction of HFCS into all foods in the 70s.
So now we find in today’s Washington Post the HFCS just got a little bit worse, that’s right folks, it also has Mercury in it.
Mercury poisoning, though, only effects your nervous system and who really needs that when you think about it.