"High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a cheap sweetener chemically derived from corn. This ingredient of junk food has been in the news lately, in part due to a proposed name change by the Corn Refiners Association - the group wants to rename it "corn sugar." Whatever you call it, HFCS is a marker for low-quality food and has no place in a healthy diet. But unfortunately, it is widely used: HFCS is found as a primary ingredient in soft drinks and often hidden in processed foods including salad dressings and ketchup, jams, jellies, ice cream, bread and crackers. It is one of the biggest sources of calories in the American diet" and plays a major role in disrupting metabolism due to the body's inability to metabolize frusctose well. This in turn, leads to obesity, which as avid readers of my blog know, increases risks for diabetes, cancer and other chronic diseases.
So stay away from HFCS/corn sugar by checking food labels and minimizing your consumption. And don't let the sweet emotional marketing put on by the Corn Refiners steer you wrong. This is a man-made sugar developed for cheap use in foods during the industrial revolution. We, as a society, are no longer in need of high caloric intake that these foods provide (due to mechanization of everything, ie, cars, escalators, elevators, etc). In fact, it's quite the opposite.
Source info - www.drweil.com
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Dr. Maltz earned a Medical Degree and Master in Public Health from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, TX. She completed a combined Internal and Preventive Medicine Residency at UTMB in June, 2011. She then completed a 2-year Integrative Medicine Fellowship at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, CT, during which she simultaneously underwent an intensive 1000-hour curriculum created by The University of Arizona Integrative Medicine Program founded by Dr. Andrew Weil.