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HFCS Is Good For You,… Not!

Posted by on Sep 23, 2008

I did say it was video day, right? On Diabetesaliciousness blog, she wrote a post that I’m not going to link back to because, well, some of the initial language is pretty bad and I don’t roll that way. Anyway, it’s a rant that I approve of against a new series of commercials popping up on TV trying to convince the American public that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is actually good for us.

Trust me, nothing can be further from the truth. I can’t even believe I would have to begin telling a lot of people about this stuff, but it’s basically taking a lot of heat for many of the health issues most of us have, especially diabetes. I’m not going to start posting a lot of statistics here; instead, here’s some links you can check out if you’re really interested:

Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

That should be enough for now. And, oddly enough, I didn’t copy the same link each time; all the articles have the same title, and there’s plenty more. So much for originality. Anyway, on the first blog I mentioned, along with her rant was this very sarcastic video, which I present to you now:

And there you go. The biggest problem we have is that it’s in almost everything processed, so you really have to check closely to see what the ingredients are in your foods. I’ve pretty much gotten most of it out of my diet at home, but who knows what I’m eating when I’m on the road. Do the best you can; I’m going to try.

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Mitch –
Thanks for the mention. Great blog post on your part, and really informative links. Sorry for any offensive language in my post. Normally, I’m pretty good in that department. BUT HFCS is something that drives me INSANE, and those commercials really offended me as both a consumer and a human being in general.
k2

Kelly Ks last blog post..HFCS – ARE YOU F*CKING KIDDING ME?!

September 23rd, 2008 | 1:21 PM
Mitch:

I figured you were passionate about the topic, Kelly, so no problem there. I thank you for helping to illuminate this issue.

September 23rd, 2008 | 1:58 PM

And allow me introduce you to our latest health food, a double fudge sundae. And just before bed-time, don’t forget to stock up on marshmallows so your poor fat cells don’t grow bored while you sleep. 🙂

David Leonhardts last blog post..Earlybird Link Building

September 24th, 2008 | 1:40 PM
Mitch:

Man Dave, that sounds tasty. Don’t be tempting me now; my wife isn’t back in town until Saturday night! 🙂

September 24th, 2008 | 1:56 PM

hey Mitch,
If you ever have the time (and interest) you might want to rent the documentary movie “King Corn”. I watched it based on another blogger’s recommendation. It covers how much corn we grow, and what happens to it. It’s both fascinating and entertaining. It’s on my list of great movies to review on my blog (I’ve only done one so far, it might be number 2).
~ Steve (aka the trade show guru)

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November 10th, 2008 | 6:16 PM
Mitch:

I have to tell you the truth, Steve, if it’s not a cartoon or there aren’t explosions in it, there’s a 1% chance I’ll see it. LOL Of course, that 1% sometimes surprises me.

November 10th, 2008 | 6:44 PM