High Fructose Corn Syrup on Our Health
In today's video, we will talk more about diet and the dangers of certain things in our diets that we must look out for.
In this video specifically, we will focus on high fructose corn syrup.
This is a man-made processed sweetener made from corn, where we concentrate the sugar in corn called fructose into high levels and use it as a sweetener in foods.
Typically, this is found in processed foods, so reading your labels is very important. It's also very important to try to avoid processed foods as much as you can because there are things like this hidden in there that dramatically affect our health and our ability to lose weight or maintain our weight, so keep an eye out for high fructose corn syrup.
Sugar is a big driver for inflammation.
If you're eating too much-added sugar, you can see arthritis flare-ups and overall joint and body pain that you can be.
You need to understand why it's going on. One of the factors with too much sugar in your diet is it will drive inflammation in your body.
It can have negative effects across the board on our health.
Specifically, the risk that we've seen with high fructose corn syrup is a significantly increased risk of obesity, which, in our culture, we're seeing obesity on the rise.
There is an increased risk across the board with obesity, and one of the big driving factors for obesity that we're seeing is high fructose corn syrup.
So if we can avoid that in the diet, it's very important.
So why is fructose generally a challenge for our body?
It's important to note that fructose metabolism in our body has to go through different pathways before we can get it into the energy pathways in our cells.
That would be called glycolysis.
So, we have to convert fructose to something else before we can put it into glycolysis to make energy for ourselves.
So when you're doing that, this stuff, if you're eating far too much of this, this could be circulating around in your bloodstream, creating very high levels of blood sugar while we're waiting for the body to get enzymes ready to help convert that fructose into something else we can use.
That makes sense.
Now, I don't want to scare people into thinking that healthy raw fruits are going to be somehow dangerous to you.
Eating blueberries and raspberries or some mangoes and stuff are raw fruits that tend to have enzymes to help with digestion.
There's fiber in there, there's vitamins and minerals, there's antioxidants present in the fruits. Having some fruits as part of our diet will not be harmful to us.
It's helpful, actually, especially if it's getting you to avoid stuff like this.
So be very careful.
We'll do more videos on different things to watch out for in the diet.
This is definitely something you want to try to avoid.
A good rule of thumb is to eat real food.
If you're eating fruits, vegetables, healthy local meats, and eggs, you're avoiding all of this process-added stuff, which you usually find on the products on the grocery store's shelves.
This will help you understand more about high fructose corn syrup.
I'm Dr. Aaron Seaton with The Chiropractic Place.
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