By: Jacob Bellonzi
"Although they taste sweet, Dr. Oz says food products that contain high fructose corn syrup should be avoided. Dr. Oz says the body processes the sugar in high-fructose corn syrup differently than it does old-fashioned cane or beet sugar, which in turn alters your body's natural ability to regulate appetite. "It blocks the ability of a chemical called leptin, which is the way your fat tells your brain it's there," says Dr. Oz. "It's not so much the 150 calories in the soda pop—it's the fact at that same meal you will normally consume an extra hundred calories of food than you would have."
It's not rocket science people. Change the molecular structure of a substance (like the vegetable oil which forms "trans fat" when it's heated up to a couple hundred degrees) and the body screams "are you trying to kill me." The coolest thing though, is that the good people at the Corn Refiners Association are actually getting their legal teams to threaten health professionals like my father out of speaking the truth about the poison they purvey. I'm not sure if you've seen their creepy new ad campaign. I mean what would you say if your kids were watching their Saturday morning cartoons and on an alcohol commercial one woman turns to another, because she is concerned about her friend's drinking and the alcoholic friend responded "Alcohol? What about it? It's safer than crack, and harmless when taken in moderation."
Like I always say people educate yourselves. Knowledge is power. The FDA is clearly acting on behalf of the consumer. I feel totally safe and protected now. LOL.