I’m sure most of you have heard about the recent debates about whether High Fructose Corn Syrup is bad for people or not. Honestly, its everywhere I look! Whether I’m watching TV and a commercial comes on or I’m driving and I see a sign saying “High Fructose Corn Syrup is bad!” and then I see another sign saying “High Fructose Corn Syrup is natural!” I’m personally a little tired of the debate, so I decided to look into it myself!
There was a recent experiment, led by Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, a professor of neurosurgery at the school of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles that came up with a very interesting result. He found in his research that High Fructose Corn Syrup does not only lead to diabetes, and obesity, but it can also slow the human brain, and impair memory and learning! His research also led to what can cause a person to have better memory and learning, and the answer is omega-3 fatty acids! Omega-3 fatty acids is mostly found in fish, raspberries, strawberries, broccoli, and other vegetables. So I guess the saying is write, you are what you eat!
Anyways, my goal was to inform you of a recent study that showed that high fructose corn syrup can actually affect people in a bad way. So now I believe it is my job to tell you how to avoid it!
- Try avoiding fast food! Most fast food places use high fructose corn syrup because its easier to process!
- Try to limit your intake of canned or bottled beverages! Most sweet drinks have large amounts of high fructose corn syrup!
- Read Labels! Just because a food item says “organic” or “natural” does not mean that it does not carry high fructose corn syrup, because it is technically a natural grown item.
So now its your turn readers, now that you know that high fructose corn syrup can affect you, will you try to avoid it? Leave your comments below