I have written in previous blogs stating the benefits of a low glycemic diet. A diet low in carbohydrates, especially sugars, and to limit fat intake. Now there is more compelling evidence that high fructose corn syrup damages genes, therefore disrupting the genes function.
The Food and Drug Administration’s researchers have discovered high fructose corn syrup adversely affects the communication between cells in two important areas of the brain. One area is the hypothalamus that is responsible for metabolic function; the other is the hippocampus vitally important to long term memory.
Parkinson’s Disease, depression, manic-depressive conditions, and neuropathy as a complication of diabetes all are impacted by the damaged genes. The ability to learn and then commit these thoughts what has been learned to memory is being jeopardized.
Princeton scientists are finding further evidence that high fructose corn syrup is a major contributor to obesity. The Recent discovery indicates that rats receiving diets containing high fructose corn syrup, all became obese. Findings show diets containing common table sugar that is sucrose, or even diets high in fat content did not yield the obesity levels found in rats with diets of high fructose corn syrup.
When high fructose corn syrup entered the market nearly forty years ago, The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states the amount of obesity in the United States has propelled skyward at an alarming rate. Statistics reveal 15% of the population was labeled as obese in 1970, today over one-third the population is grossly overweight.
What does one do? Limit the number of soda beverages, watch the labels for high fructose corn syrup and avoid them. Most importantly, learn to shop your grocery store peripherally, that is buy fresh and not processed foods and cook for yourself! Cooking with fresh ingredients eliminates high fructose corn syrup from one’s diet.
Removing a diet in high fructose corn syrup will go far in leading a healthy and productive life.