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Obesity Conscious Americans on the Attack Against High-Fructose Corn Syrup

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More light is being shed on how bad it is for us to be sucking down high-fructose corn syrup as much as we do.  You might be surprised how much in in our drinks, whether it be soft drinks or fruit drinks.  It’s in so many other foods that we consume, as well, such as cereals, yogurts, soups, ketchup and others.  You may ask, “Why is high-fructose corn syrup so bad anyway?”  Here’s why…

There are claims being made that high-fructose corn syrup is a significant contributor to obesity in the United States (click here).  One claim is that high-fructose corn syrup causes an increase in hunger.  So, if you want to avoid the problems that are being associated with high-fructose corn syrup, what can you do to “sweeten” the food you eat?  Here are some ideas.

The good news is that more and more Americans are becoming aware of this health danger.  It’s important, though, that in the effort to sweeten our food, we don’t increase our intake of processed sugar.  As like many American families, my family has to be careful so that we don’t gain too much weight.  In the Westrich household, we’re keeping an eye on our high-fructose corn syrup and sugar intake.  Being obese or becoming diabetic from excessive sweetner intake is not an option!

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