High Fructose Corn Syrup, type II diabetes, obesity and you

Video summary:

Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin. Series: UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public

Fact Summary: Eating refined corn instead of sugar is bad for you (no shit).  Over time the corn syrup aggregates and has a toxic effect on your capacity to feel full, it inhibits the bodies natural ability to regular needing to eat more (grenlin is the substance from memory) and thus obesity..  PLUS diabetes from the sugar aggregation.

It’s simple: stop drinking processed drinks (Coke and Sprite) – drink tap water, which is the same as bottled water, except you don’t pay a 2000% (yes, two thousand percent) markup or suffer from the effect of toxic materials in the plastic leeching into your drink.

Summary:  Know what High-Fructose Corn Syrup is, what food it is in, how you can live healthier by making simple choices

Are you aware the majority of sugar in the American food system has been replaced by High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)?  By majority I mean 90%+.

In August 2009 I watched Professor Lustig above discuss the fact that now that we have 6 month old kids that are clinically obese, it is not possible that is just environment – it must be something in our food system.

Relevantly, the multi-million dollar funding the HFCS association of American pump into advertising, lobbying and generally pushing through regulatory legislation to enshrine HFCS forever, whilst legally threatening nay sayers is at an epic level – an interesting piece on their lies is available by clicking here.

So about those obese kids..  turns out HFCS is not an issue when consumed – it is not toxic according to the FDA – but over time the byproduct of HFCS has an aggregating effect, to the point at which it suppresses the natural human instinct for being full, thus, we continue to eat.

From the Wikipedia article you can see HFCS referenced as a container of Mercury (known neurotoxin), also since the mid 90’s the US Government has spent $40 billion subsidising the corn industry whilst putting tarrifs on sugar imports, effectively moving the entire countries commercial food producers to seek a sugar alternative = heavily processed corn.

Please click here and dig deeper on Wiki.

Food Inc.  the must see movie for you and your family

Having watched this I started to go through my slim pickings at Coles..  sure enough, Maltodextrin in the 99% fat free mango sorbet (that’s potato and corn folks, to replace sugar).

The following is taken from Accidental Hedonist back in 200506/09/05, by Kate Hopkins Email 376904 views • Categories: Food, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), Food Health and Safety

(For a list of HFCS products found at Fast Food Restaurants, click here or here.)

Baking and Cooking ingredients

Kellogg’s® Corn Flake Crumbs
Nabisco Oreo Cookie Crumbs
Shake n Bake – Tangy Honey Glaze
Shake n Bake – Honey Mustard Glaze
Stove Top Stuffing – Chicken
Stove Top Stuffing – Cornbread
Stove Top Stuffing – Homestyle Herb
Stove Top Stuffing – Pork
Stove Top Stuffing – Turkey

Beverages:

A&W Root Beer
Capri-Sun Iced Tea
Capri-Sun Juice Drink – Fruit Punch
Capri-Sun Juice Drink – Grape
Capri-Sun Juice Drink – Lemonade
Capri-Sun Juice Drink – Mountain Cooler
Capri-Sun Juice Drink – Orange
Capri-Sun Juice Drink – Pacific Cooler
Capri-Sun Juice Drink – Red Berry
Capri-Sun Juice Drink – Splash Cooler
Capri-Sun Juice Drink – Strawberry
Capri-Sun Juice Drink – Strawberry/Kiwi
Capri-Sun Juice Drink – Surfer Cooler
Capri-Sun Juice Drink – Tropical Punch
Capri-Sun Juice Drink – Wild Cherry
Capri-Sun Refreshers – Orange Dragonfruit
Capri-Sun Refreshers – Rasberry Passionfruit
Capri-Sun Refreshers – Strawberry/Kiwi
Capri-Sun Refreshers – Tropical Fruit
Capri-Sun Sport Drink – Berry Ice
Capri-Sun Sport Drink – Clear Cherry Chill
Capri-Sun Sport Drink – Light Speed Lemon Lime
Capri-Sun Sport Drink – Orange Edge
Capri-Sun Sport Drink – Thunder Punch
Coca-Cola
Darigold Chocolate Milk
Hanson’s All-Natural Soda (all flavors)
Hanson’s Tonic Water
Jones Soda
Newman’s Own Pink Lemonade
Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice
Orangenia
Pepsi
PowerAde
Snapple -Cranberry Raspberry Juice Drink
Sprite
Starbucks’ Frappuccino
Thomas Kemper Soda’s
Tropicana OrangeAde
Tropicana Smoothies
Village Lemonade

Breads:

Brownberry Breads
Pepperidge Farm’s line of 100% whole grain breads
Sara Lee Heart Healthy Whole Grain Bread.
Thomas English Muffins
Wonderbread

Breakfast Cereals

Kellogg’s Frosted Rice Krispies®
Kellogg’s Tony’s Cinnamon Krunchersâ„¢
Kellogg’s Corn Flakes®
Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes®
Kellogg’s Smorz®
Kellogg’s Special K® Red Berries
Kellogg’s All-Bran® Bran Buds®
Kellogg’s All-Bran® Extra Fiber
Kellogg’s All-Bran® Original
Kellogg’s Apple Jacks®
Kellogg’s Cinnamon Crunch Crispixâ„¢
Kellogg’s Cocoa Krispies®
Kellogg’s Complete® Oat Bran Flakes
Kellogg’s Complete® Wheat Bran Flakes
Kellogg’s Fruit Harvestâ„¢ Strawberry Blueberry
Kellogg’s Honey Crunch Corn Flakes®
Kellogg’s Kellogg’s Crunchy Blendsâ„¢ Just Right® Fruit & Nut
Kellogg’s Kellogg’s Crunchy Blendsâ„¢ Low Fat Granola without Raisins
Kellogg’s Kellogg’s Crunchy Blendsâ„¢ Low Fat Granola With Raisins
Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats® Frosted Bite Size
Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats® Frosted Original
Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats® Strawberry
Kellogg’s Crunchy Blendsâ„¢ Mueslix® with Raisins, Dates & Almonds
Kellogg’s Product 19®
Kellogg’s Raisin Bran
Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Crunch®
Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats® Cereal
Kellogg’s Rice Krispies®
Kellogg’s Smart Start® Antioxidants
Kellogg’s Smart Start® Soy Protein
Kellogg’s Special K®
Kellogg’s Special K® Vanilla Almond
Kellogg’s Fruit Harvestâ„¢ Peach Strawberry
Kellogg’s SpongeBob SquarePantsâ„¢ Cereal
Kellogg’s Corn Flakes® with Real Bananas
Kellogg’s Spider-manâ„¢ Spidey-Berry Cereal
Kellogg’s Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes® 1/3 Less Sugar
Kellogg’s Special K® low carb lifestyle
Kellogg’s Fruit Harvestâ„¢ Banana Berry
Kellogg’s Disney Pixar Finding Nemoâ„¢ Cereal
Kellogg’s All-Branâ„¢ Bars Honey Oat
Kellogg’s All-Branâ„¢ Bars Brown Sugar Cinnamon
Kellogg’s Disney Pixar The Incrediblesâ„¢
Kellogg’s Tiger Power
Kellogg’s Smart Start® Healthy Heart
Kellogg’s Disney Lilo & Stitchâ„¢
Kellogg’s Special K® Fruit & Yogurt
Kellogg’s Mini Swirlzâ„¢ Fudge Ripple
Kellogg’s Toasted Honey Crunchâ„¢
Kellogg’s Cran-Vanilla Crunchâ„¢
Post Blueberry Morning Cereal

Breakfast Pastries

Eggo® Pancakes Buttermilk
Eggo® Waf-Fulls™ Blueberry
Eggo® Waf-Fulls™ Strawberry

Candy Bars:

Hershey’s Watchamacallit
Lifesavers – Butter Rum
Lifesavers – Chill-o-mints
Lifesavers – Cryst-o-mint
Lifesavers – Five Flavor Value Pack
Lifesavers – Hard Candy Sours
Lifesavers – Sours
Lifesavers – Tropical Fruits
Lifesavers – Wild Berries
Lifesavers – Wild Cherry
Optimum Opti-Pro Meal Lite Bar
PowerBar

Condiments:

Heinz 57 Sauce
Heinz Ketchup
Hunt’s Catsup
Miracle Whip

Cookies and Cakes:

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats® Squares Caramel Chocolatey Chunk
Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats® Squares Original
Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats® Squares Rainbow
Kellogg’s Cereal & Milk Bars Frosted Flakes®
Kellogg’s Cereal & Milk Bars Cocoa Krispies®
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Frosted Hot Fudge Sundae
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Spider-manâ„¢ Spidey-Berry
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Apple Cinnamon
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Blueberry
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Brown Sugar Cinnamon
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Chocolate Chip
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Frosted Blueberry
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Frosted Cherry
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Frosted Chocolate Fudge
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Frosted Chocolate Vanilla Creme
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Frosted Grape
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Frosted Raspberry
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Frosted S’Mores
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Frosted Strawberry
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Frosted Wild Berry
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Low Fat Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Star Warsâ„¢ Frosted Lava Berry Explosion
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Frosted Caramel Chocolate
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Frosted Cookies & Creme
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Cinnamon Roll
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Low Fat Frosted Chocolate Fudge
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Low Fat Frosted Strawberry
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Strawberry
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Yogurt Blasts Blueberry
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Yogurt Blasts Strawberry
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® French Toast
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® SpongeBob SquarePantsâ„¢ Wild Bubble-Berry
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® The Incredibles Incrediberry Blast
Nabisco Barnum’s Animal Crackers
Nabsico Chips Ahoy
Nabisco Fig Newtons
Nabisco Fig Newtons – Fat Free
Nabisco Fig Newtons – Whole Grain
Nabisco Honey Maid Graham Crackers
Nabisco Lorna Dornes
Nabisco Nilla Wafers
Nabisco Nutter Butter
Nabisco Mallomars
Nabisco Oreo Cookies
Nabisco Snackwells – Creme Sandwich
Nabisco Teddy Grahams
Nutri-Grain Twistsâ„¢ Apple Cobbler
Nutri-Grain Twistsâ„¢ Cappuccino & Creme
Nutri-Grain Twistsâ„¢ Strawberry Cheesecake
Nutri-Grain® Muffin Bars Banana
Nutri-Grain® Muffin Bars Cinnamon Raisin
Nutri-Grain® Cereal Bars Apple Cinnamon
Nutri-Grain® Cereal Bars Blueberry
Nutri-Grain® Cereal Bars Cherry
Nutri-Grain® Cereal Bars Mixed Berry
Nutri-Grain® Cereal Bars Raspberry
Nutri-Grain® Cereal Bars Strawberry
Nutri-Grain® Chewy Granola Bars Honey Oat & Raisin
Nutri-Grain® Chewy Granola Bars Chocolatey Chunk
Nutri-Grain® Chewy Granola Bites Chocolatey Chip
Nutri-Grain® Minis Yogurt Icing Blueberry
Nutri-Grain® Minis Yogurt Icing Strawberry
Nutri-Grain® Yogurt Bars Strawberry Yogurt
Nutri-Grain® Yogurt Bars Vanilla Yogurt
Nutri-Grain® Muffin Bars Blueberry
Nutri-Grain® Chewy Granola Bites Caramel Nut Crunch
Grandma’s Homestyle Peanut Butter Cookies

Cough Syrups:

Delsym 12 Hour Cough Suppressant for Children, Orange
Delsym 12 Hour Cough Suppressant, Orange
Delsym Cough Suppressant
Children’s Dimetapp Decongestant Infant Drops
Children’s Dimetapp Decongestant Plus Cough Infant Drops
Robitussin Infant Cough DM
Robitussin Infant Cough & Cold CF
Robitussin DM Cough Relief Infant Drops, Fruit Punch
Robitussin Pediatric Cough & Cold Formula
Robitussin Pediatric Cough Long-Acting
Robitussin Pediatric Cough & Cold Long-Acting
Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough & Cold
Robitussin Head & Chest Congestion PE
Robitussin Cough DM
Robitussin PE Nasal Decongestant and Expectorant
Robitussin Cough, Cold & Flu Nighttime
Robitussin Chest Congestion Guaifenesin Syrup, USP
Robitussin Cough & Congestion
Robitussin Cough Long-Acting
Robitussin Honey Cough Natural Cough Drops, Honey Center
Vicks NyQuil multi-symptom – original
Vicks NyQuil multi-symptom – cherry
Vicks NyQuil Cough
Vicks Formula 44 Cough
Vicks Formula 44 Expectorant
Vicks Formula 44 Decongestant
Vicks Formula 44 Mult-symptom
Pediatric Vicks 44E Cough & Congestion
Pediatric Vicks 44M Cough & Cold
Vicks Casero

Crackers:

Kraft Cheese Nips
Nabisco Harvest Crisps – Wheat Thins 5 Grain
Nabisco Ritz Bits – Peanut Butter
Nabisco Ritz Bits – Graham Cracker S’mores
Nabisco Ritz Chips – Cheddar – Oven-Toasted Crunch
Nabisco Ritz Crackers
Nabisco Ritz Crackers – Low Sodium
Nabisco Sociables
Nabisco Wheat Thins
Nabisco Wheat Thins – Baked
Nabisco Wheat Thins – Low Sodium
Nabisco Wheat Thins – Multi-Grain
Nabisco Wheat Thins – Ranch
Nabisco Wheat Thins – Reduced Fat

Dairy:

Breakstones Cottage Cheese & Toppings – Peach
Breakstones Cottage Cheese & Toppings – Pineapple
Breyer’s Yogurt -Fruit on the Bottom – Strawberry Lowfat
Cool Whip
Cool Whip – Extra-Creamy
Cool Whip – Lite
Knudsen – Cottage Double (Peach)
Knudsen – Cottage Double (Pineapple)
Knudsen – Cottage Double (Strawberry)
Yoplait Yogurts

Drink Mixers:
Saratoga Salsa Bloody Mare Mix (spelling is correct)
El Paso Chili Key Lime Margarita Mix

Frozen Foods:

Fruits and Vegetables:

B&M Original Baked Beans
Contadina Tomato Paste
Claussen Pickles – Bread and Butter Chips
Claussen Pickles – Kosher Dill Burger Slices
Claussen Pickles – Sweet Gherkins
Claussen Pickle Relish
Del Monte canned petite diced tomatoes with italian seasonings
Del Monte Fruit Naturals Red Grapefruit
Heinz Pickle Relish
Mott’s Applesauce
Mt. Olive Sweet Relish
Mt. Olive Bread and Butter Pickles
Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce

Ice Creams

Ben & Jerry’s – Chubby Hubby (HFCS and Transfat!) – Should we call it Very Chubby Hubby?
Ben & Jerry’s – Cherry Garcia
Ben & Jerry’s – Neapolitan Dynamite
Ben & Jerry’s – Cherry Garcia Body & Soul
Ben & Jerry’s – Cherry Garcia Low Fat Frozen Yogurt Pints
Ben & Jerry’s – Cherry Garcia Original Ice Cream Singles
Dreyer’s – Girl Scouts Samoas Cookie Ice Cream
Dreyer’s – Almond Praline Grand Ice Cream
Dreyer’s – Cherry Chocolate Chip Grand Ice Cream
Dreyer’s – Cherry Vanilla Grand Ice Cream
Dreyer’s – Cookies ‘N Cream Grand Ice Cream
Dreyer’s – Dulce de Leche Grand Ice Cream
Dreyer’s – Nestle Toll House Cookie Swirl Grand Ice Cream
Dreyer’s – Spumoni Grand Ice Cream
Dreyer’s – Toffee Bar Crunch Grand Ice Cream
Dreyer’s – Turtle Sundae Grand Ice Cream
Dreyer’s – Ultimate Caramel Cup Grand Ice Cream

Jams, Jellies, and Syrups

Eggoâ„¢ Syrup Original Syrup
Eggoâ„¢ Syrup Buttery Syrup
Eggoâ„¢ Syrup Lite Syrup
Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup
Knott’s Boysenberry preserves
Smucker’s Grape Jelly

Meats

Oscar Meyer Pickle and Pimento Loaf

Pastries

Nabisco Nilla Wafer Pie Crust
Nabisco Oreo Pie Crust
Jello No-Bake – Chips Ahoy
Jello No-Bake – Oreo
Pepperidge Farm’s Puff Pastry sheets

Salad Dressings:

Emeril’s Italian Vinegrette
Kraft Salad Dressing – Light done Right Creamy French
Kraft Salad Dressing – Thousand Island Fat Free
Maple Grove Farms Caesar Fat Free
Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
Miracle Whip Salad Dressing – Hot n Spicy
Miracle Whip Salad Dressing – Light
Miracle Whip Salad Dressing – Light Super Easy Squeeze
Miracle Whip Salad Dressing – Non-fat
Miracle Whip Salad Dressing – Super Easy Squeeze
Wishbone Ranch Dressing
Wish-Bone Classic Caesar

Sauces:

A1 Steak Sauce Marinade – Cajun
A1 Steak Sauce Marinade – Chicago
A1 Steak Sauce Marinade – Teriyaki
Bull’s Eye BBQ Sauce
Bull’s Eye BBQ Sauce – Honey Smoke
Bull’s Eye BBQ Sauce – Smokehouse Hickory
Bull’s Eye BBQ Sauce – Sweet Hickory Smoke
Bull’s Eye BBQ Sauce – Texas Style Mesquite
Crazy Jerry’s Alotta Bull BBQ Sauce – Torrid Toro (Hot
Holy Smoke – Sticky Wings Glaze
Holy Smoke – Bar B Q Glaze
Jim Beam Steak Sauce
Jim Beam Herb & Garlic Gourmet Marinade
Jim Beam Lemon & Herb Gourmet Marinade
Kraft Barbecue Sauce
Penn State Nittany Lions Lime Grilling Sauce
Pork Rubbers Original Competition BBQ Sauce
*Tuttorosso Marinara
*Tuttorosso Three Cheese
*Tuttorosso Traditional
*Tuttorosso Flavored With Meat
*Tuttorosso Mushroom
*Tuttorosso Tomato & Basil
*Tuttorosso Tomato, Olive & Garlic
Virginia Gentleman Bourbon BBQ Sauce

* = Tsego says in comments these now contain sugar instead of HFCS – check it yourself.

Snacks:

Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese Strawberry Cheesecake Bar
Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese Chocolate covered Strawberry Cheesecake Bar
Oscar Mayer Lunchables – All Star Burgers
Oscar Mayer Lunchables – All-star Hot Dogs
Oscar Mayer Lunchables – Chicken Dunks
Oscar Mayer Lunchables – Chicken Strips
Oscar Mayer Lunchables – Cracker Stackers
Oscar Mayer Lunchables – Nachos
Oscar Mayer Lunchables – Peanut Butter Pile-ups
Oscar Mayer Lunchables – Pizza
Oscar Mayer Lunchables – Pizza Dunks
Oscar Mayer Lunchables – Pizza Pile-ups
Oscar Mayer Lunchables – Pizza Stix
Oscar Mayer Lunchables – Pizza Swirls
Oscar Mayer Lunchables – Tacos

Soups
Campbells Vegatable soup (in microwaveable bowl)

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Now combine this with an article from Time magazine;

“Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science .. criticized early versions of the CRA’s ad campaign for its claims that high-fructose corn syrup is a “natural” product. “High-fructose corn syrup starts out as cornstarch, which is chemically or enzymatically degraded to glucose and some short polymers of glucose. Another enzyme is then used to convert varying fractions of glucose into fructose,” says Jacobson. “High-fructose corn syrup just doesn’t exist in nature.” But he admits that the sweetener gets a bum rap. “The special harmfulness of high-fructose corn syrup has become one of those urban myths that sounds right, but is basically wrong. Nutritionally, high-fructose corn syrup and sucrose may be identical.”

SO ..  nutritionally it MAY be the same as sucrose.  Excellent.  It’s not natural.  It’s not sugar it’s corn.

Endemic replacement of sugar in the food supply, especially corn that is chemically processed over time obviously has had an effect on the human system..

Building on this you look at the Food Inc Movie one has to ask, combined with government subsidies and sugar import tariffs, is the endless search for profitable growth coming at the expense of killing our population and my relatives?

Part of the Bravo Charlie ‘wake up’ series – please comment and share if you find this valuable.

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