More people like and enjoy drinking soft drinks than don’t. But, it was never hard for me to stop drinking them. I don’t know, I never had the craving I suppose.

There is an insidious ingredient in them though it seems to me your body doesn’t know what to do with. It’s called high fructose corn syrup. HFCS.

“Because of these harmful effects, many health organizations recommend that Americans cut back on added sugars. But added sugars can be hard to identify. On a list of ingredients, they may be listed as sucrose (table sugar), corn sweetener, high-fructose corn syrup, fruit-juice concentrates, nectars, raw sugar, malt syrup, maple syrup, fructose sweeteners, liquid fructose, honey, molasses, anhydrous dextrose, or other words ending in ‘-ose,’ the chemical suffix for sugars. If any of these words are among the first few ingredients on a food label, the food is likely high in sugar. The total amount of sugar in a food is listed under ‘Total Carbohydrate’ on the Nutrition Facts label [1 newsinhealth.nih.gov/2014/10/sweet-stuff]”

Why do soft drink manufacturers use HFCS instead of white sugar? Good question. I think it comes down to the financial aspect. In other words, HFCS is dirt cheap. It’s made from corn and is not cane sugar.

Unfortunately, your liver doesn’t seem to recognize what to do with it except to metabolize this sugar (and, others) into fat which can harm your heart, blood vessels and more. HFCS has been linked to the increase of what they call nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (or, NAFLD.)

‘Did you know that all meat and white sugar including HFCS, increases the concentration of uric acid in the blood? This is (one reason) why I don’t use any sugar or eat meat. It causes gout (inflammation) in me. Furthermore, it increases risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension,) obesity, prediabetes and kidney disease’ ~ your author

Research has proven natural fructose (sugar) in fruit metabolizes in the body differently than high fructose corn syrup. The natural fructose found in whole fruit absorbs into blood slower because of its antioxidants, fiber and phytonutrients.

And, as a result you don’t get the quicker unhealthy rise in blood sugar as with HFCS. Basically, you can eat all the (whole intact) fruit (not dried or fruit juice) you want in a day and it won’t negatively influence blood sugar levels.

‘Did you know that mercury is found in high fructose corn syrup and also dairy? But, then there’s aluminum cans soda pop is packaged in. Aluminum has been linked to certain neurological diseases such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and autism’ ~ your author

Source- 1 URL newsinhealth.nih.gov/2014/10/sweet-stuff
Website Title National Institutes of Health
Publication Day 08
Publication Month September
Publication Year 2017
Access Day 27
Access Month october
Access Year 2019
Article Title Sweet Stuff

Note- before you change your diet consult your doctor.

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