This Ingredient Will Destroy Your Meal Plan

If this ingredient is one of the first 2 or 3 items listed on the food packaging then don't eat that food! What ingredient you ask? High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). This ingredient is found in alot of sweet foods and sugary drinks.

Whoever came up with high-fructose corn syrup in the '80s pretty much made a "deal with the devil." Its cheaper for food manufacturers than regular sugar (sucrose) so that's why you see it so much on food labels. Sugary drinks, baked goods, frozen foods and even foods like ketchup are laced with this stuff. Nutritionists point to high-fructose corn syrup consumption as a major player in the nation's obesity crisis (the fact that we eat it is the real problem).

Why is high-fructose corn syrup so deadly? Here it is: the body processes the fructose in high-fructose corn syrup differently than it does regular sugar. It also lowers the hormone leptin in your body. Leptin signals to your brain that you're full. It also forces the liver to kick more fat out into the bloodstream (especially true with sugary drinks because they are processed so fast)! So, your body wants more and stores more fat at the same time.

A 12-ounce can of soda has as much as 13 teaspoons of sugar in the form of high-fructose corn syrup. That's deadly poison!

Okay gang, there it is! You know the answer to the problem....stop eating foods and drinking drinks with sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, etc. Eat foods that are naturally sweet like fruit and drink mainly water, unsweetened tea, etc. Food manufacturers are not going to stop using this stuff because its cheaper than regular sugar. But, you don't have to eat it and drink it! High-fructose corn syrup consumption will destroy your meal plan fast and put fat on your gut!

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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  1. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  2. It's truly horrifying how many foods (like even wheat breads and crackers) contain the evil HFCS. You really have to be careful!

  3. I agree that this is definitely a problem. However, finding foods that don't have any corn syrup in them is extremely hard to accomplish.

  4. Thanks for the comments Lynda and Kevin! The best thing to do is eat foods as close to their natural state as possible, i.e., whole foods, fresh fruits/veggies, etc.

  5. Wow! Now this is real news! They ought to have this on every newscast in the country, 60 minutes, etc. Another killer food item thatis all over the place that goes by many different names if MSG. One of the leading casuses of headaches that there is.

  6. Finding foods without HFCS is hard at first, but with a little effort it can be done. The hardest part for most people is changing life-long dietary habits. That's real tough - even for a health nut like me.

  7. I agree Tom! Thanks for the comment...Food manufacturers pay networks for advertising so a network might hesitate to talk about a subject like HFCS...


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Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.