Should High Fructose Corn Syrup Be Banned? <br />By: Lorne A Washburn<br />
What Does the Corn Industry Say?<br />http://www.youtube.com/v/KVsgXPt564Q<br />
In Moderation?<br />If it should be enjoyed in moderation, what happens when it is taken in excess?<br />What is the limit for consumption in moderation?<br />Why did they feel the need to put out this commercial?<br />
The Facts<br />High Fructose Corn sweetener usage increased over 1,000% between 1970 and 1990<br />This exceeds the change in intake more than any other food in that time span<br />55% of all sweeteners today are derived from corn<br />People ate no HFCS in 1966<br />In 2001, People took in about 63 pounds each<br />
The Facts Continued<br />Fructose does not get used as energy<br />It gets stored as fat, and not used as easily by the body as glucose<br />It also significantly raises triglyceride levels<br />Fructose intake does not help with regulation of appetite<br />HFCS has links to:<br />Obesity<br />Diabetes<br />Metabolic syndrome<br />
The Facts Continued<br />HFCS is the primary sweetener in most soft drinks and juices, processed foods<br />The Average American consumes 132 calories from HFCS a day, with the top 20 percent consuming as much as 300 calories, and it is not unheard of to know that people consume 700 calories a day from HFCS<br />
Pepsi Releases Throwback Sodas Using Real Sugar Instead of HFCS<br />www.youtube.com/v/A6enLmmdMgU<br />
Let’s Try That Again….<br />http://www.youtube.com/v/hYiEFu54o1E<br />
Works Cited<br />Mercola, . (2004, April 10). Six reasons why corn is making you fat. Retrieved from http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2004/04/10/corn-fat.aspx<br />Mercola, . (2007, July 24). How High fructose corn syrup damages your body. Retrieved from http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2007/07/10/how-high-fructose-corn-syrup-damages-your-body.aspx<br />http://www.youtube.com<br />
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