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High Fructose Corn Syrup Found in Drinks Labeled ‘Made with Real Sugar’

The very fact that being laden with “real sugar” is considered a feature is a testament to how bad soda is for you. According to Organic Authority, it turns out that the sodas that are marketed as being made with “real sugar” still contain a large amount of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). This shouldn’t be too much of a surprise as the soda manufacturers stock in trade is downplaying exactly how bad their harmful products are for you. 

Excessive sugar in your diet has toxic effects, and processed fructose is far worse, from a metabolic standpoint, than refined sugar. Researchers found that corn syrup is more toxic to female mice than table sugar. Not only did corn syrup adversely impact the animals' rate of reproduction, it also caused premature death.

 From a chemical standpoint, HFCS is similar to table sugar, but it does contain higher levels of fructose. Manufacturers have long claimed that HFCS contains at most 55 percent fructose (and 45 percent glucose). This is very close to white sugar, which contains about 50 percent fructose (and 50 percent glucose).

We've long acknowledged that the Western diet is associated with increased rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and cancer. Yet the conventional paradigm is extremely reluctant to accept that it is the sugar content of this diet that is the primary culprit. Doctors and health officials alike are still trying to convince you that you can have your cake and eat it too, as long as it's "in moderation."

The crux of the problem is that if you eat a diet consisting primarily of processed foods, moderation immediately goes out the window, because virtually all processed food items contain some form of added sugar. Oftentimes, just ONE food item can contain an entire day's worth of sugar!

The core components of a healthy diet are whole and nourishing foods that have been sustainably sourced. You should not consume any processed foods. Fermented foods are also extremely beneficial and the more variety the better. Preparing your own food may sound time-consuming, but the health benefits are immense. The convenience and price of processed food is entirely illusory.

For more information, I recommend my free nutrition plan, which starts at the beginner phase and systematically guides you step-by-step to the advanced level. Preparing your own food may sound time consuming but the health benefits are immense. The convenience and price of processed food is entirely illusory. You can either pay the farmer now or pay the doctor later.
 
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