Dump HFCS, and other Sugar from your Diet

The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) seemingly takes exception to any suggestion that High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is in any way to blame for the increase in Child diabetes in the United States.

The CRA loves to quote the American Medical Association (AMA) as saying that HFCS doesn’t appear to contribute more to obesity to other caloric sweeteners (such as regular sugar, for example).

However, The AMA also recommends a daily limit of 32 grams of such sweeteners. The average can of soda contains 40 grams of HFCS.

So even if HFCS in itself does no more harm than other sweeteners, we can’t get away from the fact that the average American consumes far more sweeteners of all kinds than is recommended by the AMA – over 500% more. As practically all processed food products contain HFCS, it is a major contributor to obesity, and diabetes in the USA.

The best way forward is to cut out processed foods altogether. Eat fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, pasta, diary, beans and whole grains. Check anything in a carton, box, or packet though to be sure of what you are actually eating.

Cutting out processed foods, and sweeteners, including HFCS, cannot do any harm.

Bulking It Up

BananasSeen the TV commercials with the guys going into the toilets to perform the daily business, that turns out to be promoting a fiber product?

It’s fact that a good intake of fiber helps keep one regular, but did you know it’s also associated with with the prevention of diabetes, heart disease and colon cancer?

Simply by eating five portions of fruit and vegetables every day, along with whole grain products, such as whole grain bread, and brown rice, and also nuts and beans, you can make sure that you get a good amount of fiber each day. You’ll feel better for it, have no problem in the bathroom, and you’ll have no need to buy a pill or a drink to get the fiber you need – you’ll be doing it naturally.