By now, you have seen the very effective group of television ads promoting high fructose corn syrup as a sweetener that has no more health risks than any other sweetener. These ads are sponsored by the Corn Refiners Association, and are being run in response to the ever heightening public perception of the dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup. The ads are extremely well done, aimed at helping you to forget the information you added to your brain a long time ago, but when asked to repeat, leave you tongue tied – just as those young people in the television ads are.

It’s time to refresh your memory.

The fact is, High Fructose Corn Syrup does not behave as other sweeteners in the body, and Dr. Mercola, a highly acclaimed doctor and health news writer, has written a series of articles over the past five years addressing those claims. We are providing the links for you below.

Here are a couple of quotes to fuel your need for immediate information:

“Part of what makes HFCS such an unhealthy product is that it is metabolized to fat in your body far more rapidly than any other sugar, and, because most fructose is consumed in liquid form (soda), its negative metabolic effects are significantly magnified”

“Fructose also contains no enzymes, vitamins or minerals, and it leeches micronutrients from your body. Unbound fructose, found in large quantities in HFCS, can interfere with your heart’s use of minerals such as magnesium, copper and chromium”

The above quotes are taken from the following article:

Beware of New Media Brainwashing About High Fructose Corn Syrup

Posted by: Dr. Mercola

July 08 2008

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A more exact description of what takes place in your body with High Fructose Corn Syrup can be found in the following article:

High-Fructose Corn Syrup Alters Human Metabolism

Posted by: Dr. Mercola

December 17 2009 |

For a thorough listing of all articles on the subject of High Fructose Corn Syrup, we refer you, and type “high fructose corn syrup” into their search engine, for a complete list of over 50 well researched articles addressing the health concerns of High Fructose Corn Syrup.

Don’t be tongue-tied anymore. Get the facts.

By Ellen Walsh