Monday, June 9, 2008

less sugar and HFCS

Having doubts about my own situation, searches led me to these sites: fast food liver cirrhosis ..... too much sugar ..... Sugar has no nutritional value but is not totally without value. If your daily caloric intake is 2000 calories--which mine is not because it does not need to be, your daily sugar intake should be 200 calories (50 grams) at the most. High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is in nearly 80% of processed food. It is in my grape jam. It is in my 350- calorie nutrition drink. Various sites suggest substitutes such as Stevia or Sucanut. I'd never heard of Sucanut until today. It comes from sugar cane. In a sense it is sugar before the nutrients are refined out of it. Also, mention is made of copper and taurine deficiencies, and having liver enzyme levels checked. Fructose is metabolized in the liver. Visit the sites I've linked to, and related other sites. Try various searches using key words. Rho00090

2 comments:

Cynthia1770 said...

Hi Brian,
My google alert picked up your
post. Yes, HFCS has invaded our food supply. Courtesy of the Corn
Refiners Assoc., go to
www.corn.org/NSFC2006.pdf
P29-30 list all the foods and products that contain HFCS. A few
surprises even for me: soups,
lunch meats, cough syrups.
StopHFCS.com lists foods that are
HFCS-free. Also, European import
stores are a good bet. Europe prohibits GMO foods, and they also
don't have our high sugar tariffs, safely eliminating HFCS.
If you absolutely need that Coke, go to Retrosoda.com. They import Coke sweetened with real sugar, the way it used to be, from Mexico.
Take care.

brian salchert said...

Thank you, Cynthia.