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Avoid: High Fructose Corn Syrup

24 Jan

High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is extremely common in processed foods like soft drinks, fruit juices, cereals, chips, breads, soups, dressings, sauces, yogurt, cakes, pet food and many more.

HFCS is composed of glucose and fructose and it is produced from corn. It’s a very cheap sweetener so big companies love to use it in their products.

It has been associated to overweight, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some studies conclude that appetite control is suppressed as well. This means that the hormone telling your brain it’s full is not working! So you’ll eat more and not feel satisfied.

Oh! And by the way it’s the fastest of the sugars to be converted into fat.

Please read the labels on every packaged or processed product you buy, this fattening chemical is everywhere. Be careful, remember the only way to be save is to cook everything form scratch. Eat healthy, be happy!