Have you ever wondered why in America there is such a problem with obesity, cancer, and other major illnesses? Do you believe that part of the problem could be the food we eat? We do. The food we fuel our bodies with is not always what is best for us. One thing that is not always best for us is sugar and Americans are eating more sugar than ever.
In recent history, we have gone from 20 teaspoons of sugar per person per year to a staggering 150 pounds of sugar per person per year. That is half a pound of sugar a day for every man, woman, and child in America. The average 20-ounce soda contains 15 teaspoons of sugar, all of it high fructose corn syrup. And when you eat sugar in those doses, it becomes a toxin.
In an article in the Huffington Post, Practicing Physician, Mark Hyman, MD warns against the dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup. He goes into detail on how it is processed, the “weird” chemical toxins in it (including Mercury), and how it affects the human body.
Some of our favorite portions where:
“If you want to stay healthy, lose weight easily, get rid of chronic disease, and help reduce the obesity epidemic, the single most important thing you can do is eliminate high fructose corn syrup from your diet and from your children’s diet. Just banish it from your house.”
“In America today, we are eating huge doses of sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup. It is sweeter and cheaper than regular sugar and is in every processed food and sugar-sweetened drink. Purging it from your diet is the single best thing you can do for your health!”
“What we know, for example, is that chloralkali is used in making high fructose corn syrup. Chloralkai contains mercury. And there are trace amounts of mercury found in high fructose corn syrup-containing beverages.”
“So, high fructose corn syrup is the real driver of the current epidemic of heart attacks, strokes, cancer, dementia, and of course, Type 2 diabetes.”
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