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Monday, February 13, 2012

The HFCS Diabetes Connection, What You Need Know

Is it really okay to let your kids have as much HFCS foods and drinks as they want?

I have been keeping you up to date on the latest news about the HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) corn sugar false advertising case and today I want to fill you in on some of the latest research pointing to a diabetes, HFCS connection.  Researchers reported online February 6 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that they have discovered that fructose (found in fruit, honey and HFCS) can rev up the body’s secretion of insulin by exciting the taste cells on the pancreas.  This is a concern for people prone to diabetes like men, those who suffer from depression, people who do not get enough sleep, certain ethnic groups and those who are overweight.

Kathleen Melanson of the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, who was not involved in the study said," “It’s amazing how much people consume — there’s a lot hidden, in things like stuffing and salad dressings.” Melanson says that the amount of fructose found in a spoonful of honey or an apple aren’t of concern, “but our metabolic pathways aren’t designed to handle Big Gulps."

This HFCS spoof ad was too funny I had to share!


P.S.- Have you heard about The Green PolkaDot Box! Recently launched with over 12,000 members and backed by the Organic Consumer's Association, you can easily buy NonGMO organics at wholesale pricing online.  It's like a Sam's club but focused on products for green, healthy living!!  You can even shop by dietary restrictions like gluten free, vegan or diabetic.

Source: YouTube, MDIndia, Health VivaNatural NewsBBC Mobile News, EBScience News
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