We Americans digest more High Fructose Corn Syrup or “HFCS” than natural sugar and the ratio is rising. Why? Because it’s cheaper and easier to transport than traditional sugar??
It is found in soft drinks, cereals, condiments and a host of other products and even in “natural foods.” A quick check of ingredients will surprise you; it’s in almost everything manufactured.
What’s the big deal…? Well the “fructose” in HFCS is not the same as found in nature’s “fruit sugar” and in nature, fructose has fiber associated with it and doesn’t affect the blood sugar much.
Also HFCS fails to increase the body’s production of leptin and insulin which are your body’s signals to turn down the appetite and control weight. This failure results in eating more because your body can’t tell when its full.
I’ve coached people that have been drinking at least a 12-pack of soda a day. I challenged them to drink the same amount of water as they did soda. NONE of them could do it. Why? Because soda never told them they were full but water did.
Am I saying never drink or eat anything with HFCS?? No, but if you can use at least the 80/20 rule by eating mostly from nature, you will be able to curb the effects of eating foods that keep you eating because you can’t tell when you’re full.
So, is HFCS really just cheaper and easier to transport or does it make companies more dough because you eat and drink more, due to the fact you can’t tell when you’re full?? Only you can answer that question.
Yours in Informed Choice – Coach