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Which crack head is responsible for the high fructose corn syrup commercials?

The belittling “Sweet Surprise” commercials that attempt to brush off the dangers of high fructose corn syrup are cringe-worthy and obnoxious.  Anyways, I’m sure you’ve seen them.  The theme is always “you’re a dumbass, high fructose corn syrup isn’t bad for you”.

But in case you haven’t, indulge here: The Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup.

The gist of it: “Don’t feel bad about eating foods containing high fructose corn syrup because they’re fine in moderation… just like sugar”.

News flash:  REFINED SUGAR SUCKS TOO. Comparing it to sugar doesn’t make things any better.  Refined sugar AND high fructose corn syrup are both complete crap for you and have no nutritional value.  Sugar = obesity, hyperglycemia, yeast overgrowth (check your pannies, ladies), hyperactivity, ADD, a weak immune system, cavities, and so on and so forth.

If you don’t care, I suggest watching this sexy lecture on high fructose corn syrup dangers:  Sugar: the Bitter Truth.

Or watch the more tolerable ‘Abridged’ version by Sean of Underground Wellness.  This guy bathes in coconut oil daily and is totally legit.

Popcorn/beer while you watch because the long version gets kind of boring.  Nevertheless, here’s the gist: Although fat consumption has gone down, sugar consumption has gone up.  Manufacturers are putting more high fructose corn syrup in our foods, replacing sugar because it’s dirt cheap.  Food manufacturers don’t love us.  They don’t care.  High fructose corn syrup is screwing us over.  And it’s addictive.

Why am I even saying this.  We’re all aware that high fructose corn syrup is completely unnatural and should be avoided.

If your body is saying something like this:

Yes, drink the unnatural beverage that’s sickly sweet … that’s REALLY what I need.

It’s lying.  It’s addicted to refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup.  Your body is “chasing the dragon”!

Fight the dragon and take my sugar detox challenge.  It’s easy:  don’t binge on sugary foods for a week.  Then try eating some again and how you feel.  You’ll feel gross.

It’s ridiculous that they’re creating commercials to get people to feel better about eating all the junk that they do.  And encouraging us to buy more of it.

It’s not ok. If anybody comes up to you and tells you that you’re ignorant for not knowing that high fructose corn syrup is “safe” and “awesome”, I want you to tell them this:

You: You know, there’s high fructose corn syrup in that.

Person: Yeah, so…?

You: Don’t you know that high fructose corn syrup causes an enormous buildup of fat in your liver?


Or something like that.  It’s messed up because high fructose corn syrup lurks everywhere:  Yes, I told you to grab a beer and listen to Dr. Lustig, but it’s there.  And in juice, soda, yogurt, cookies, energy bars, candy, breads, even frozen things.  Don’t freak out and swear off processed foods forever, just read labels and try to be mindful of the crap you’re putting in your body.

Look, if you’re bingeing on refined crap, it’s going to have high fructose corn syrup in it.  HFCS is in THE MAJORITY of crappy foods.  But does that mean its good for us?  No, it just means companies don’t give a crap and want to sweeten things cheaply.  HFCS is significantly cheaper then sugar.  If you look at something and it’s a color not found in nature and it leaves a sickly sweet aftertaste in your mouth, you better believe its bad for you.

Nobody is perfect, I love ding dongs as much as the next person, and especially honey buns (like Beyoncé eats in the Lady Gaga Telephone Video), man those are good, but lets try to hold it together here.

So read labels.  Try to control yourself.  Think about how you feel after bingeing on 26 chocolate chip cookies in 3 days.  I’ll tell you how I felt.

too much sugar


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