Why Can’t I Loose Weight!!!!

How many times have we said “I’ve tried everything and nothing seems to work”?

One of the biggest things most of us women struggle with is our weight, especially as we get older. Even if we aren’t over weight, it still takes much more effort and work just to maintain our weight than it used to.

What you may not know is that there may be a hidden ingredient in commonly used foods that not only feeds cancer cells, promotes premature aging, but also weight gain. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola a licensed physician and surgeon in State of Illinois,the single largest source of calories for Americans comes from sugar—specifically high fructose corn syrup.

Because of advances in food processing technology in the 1970s, fructose derived from corn has become very cheap and is widely used in the majority of processed foods for increased sales. According to Dr. Robert H. Lustig, M.D. A Professor of Pediatrics division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco “Your body metabolizes fructose much differently from glucose; the entire burden of metabolizing fructose falls on your liver, where excess fructose is quickly converted into fat, which explains the weight gain and abdominal obesity experienced by so many Westerners. Fructose is the primary cause of non-alcoholic fatty liver and elevates uric acid, which raises your blood pressure, stresses your kidneys, and leads to the chronic, low-level inflammation that is at the core of most chronic diseases; metabolically speaking, fructose is alcohol “without the buzz”. University of California Television UCFS osher center for integrative medicine has put out a video called “Sugar, the Bitter Truth”. I highly recommend you watch it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM#t=56

In an article entitled 5 Reasons High Fructose Corn Syrup Will Kill You, by Mark Hyman, MD, he shared findings by Dr. Bruce Ames, one of the foremost nutritional scientists in the world, and Dr. Jeffrey Bland, a nutritional biochemist, “HFCS is absorbed more rapidly than regular sugar and it doesn’t stimulate insulin or leptin production. This prevents you from triggering the body’s signals for being full and may lead to over-consumption of total calories. He concludes by saying that:“… the increase in consumption of HFCS has a temporal relation to the epidemic of obesity, and the over consumption of HFCS in calorically sweetened beverages may play a role in the epidemic of obesity.”

Why would food manufacturers put HFCS in our food if it bad for you and can cause weight gain and over eating? HFCS is cheaper than sugar because of the government farm bill corn subsidies. Products with HFCS are sweeter and cheaper than products made with cane sugar.

I don’t even like sweets so I don’t consume any HFTS”, you may argue. But before you discount it’s relevance on your health and weight consider these and many other commonly used items that contain High Fructose Corn Syrup. Ketchup, salad dressing, steak sauce, barbeque sauce, mayo, cereal, yogurts, soups, lunch meats, bloody Mary mix, cereal bars, oatmeal to go…the list goes on and on. In many cases High Fructose Corn Syrup is in one of the first or second listed ingredient, meaning it is the main ingredient! If this isn’t bad enough, reports have found many of the popular brand products where High Fructose Corn Syrup is found also contain Mercury, which is toxic in all forms!

That’s the bad news. The good news is consumers are pushing for healthier options and food producers are beginning to respond. Product labels are beginning to read “no high fructose corn syrup”. Several sites like this one (http://highfructosehigh.com/no-hfcs/) are keeping us updated on products with no HTFC, but the best way is to check out the labels for yourself and just say no to HFCS.

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Monday July 07, 2014 by : Ethan A. Huff staff writer
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/045889_high-fructose_corn_syrup_mercury_processed_foods.html##ixzz3U0bd01jU

Fructose: This Addictive Commonly Used Food Feeds Cancer Cells, Triggers Weight Gain, and Promotes Premature Aging. April 20, 2010 http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/04/20/sugar-dangers.aspx

HFCS: This Common Food Ingredient Can Really Mess Up Your Metabolism, Jan 26, 2010, 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/01/26/sugar-may-be-bad-but-this-sweetener-is-far-more-deadly-part-2.aspx

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