In terms of the Diet Solution, high fructose corn syrup is one of the artificial foods that you might often consume without your being fully aware of what you are eating. The syrup is present in a wide range of foods, including soft drinks, candy bars, cereals, condiments, and even bread.
Why manufacturers use high fructose corn syrup in their products
According to famed nutritionist Isabel De Los Rios, firms produce fat-free or low-fat products that, nevertheless, contain high amounts of high fructose corn syrup. Isn’t it ironical that, while these companies are promoting themselves as being deeply concerned with your health, and aim to convince you that they are striving their utmost to promote your keeping the pounds off, that they, for reasons of their own economy, are using an ingredient that is the cheapest option for themselves, and that is, in fact, imperiling your health? Why is high fructose corn syrup so cheap? It is mainly due to the oversupply of corn on the market, government subsidies, and market pressure.
Bad effects of high fructose corn syrup
One of the worst effects of high fructose corn syrup is that it actually increases your hunger and cravings for sugary foods. What’s the good of going for the fat-free or low-fat option then, you might well ask. In research undertaken at Princeton University, scientists found that the ingestion of high fructose corn syrup led to even more significant weight gain than did that of basic table sugar. Once again, the real ingredient is much better for you than the manufactured one.
Read the labels very, very carefully
The most important point that Isabel makes in this regard is to read the fine print on labels on the processed food that you buy that the manufacturer, in many cases, would much rather you did not! If you see “corn syrup,” “corn syrup solids” or “high fructose corn syrup,” steer clear! All of these terms are synonymous with sugar, according to Isabel.
Ethics and your health
The whole situation really comes down to ethics. Are you committed to asserting your rights as a consumer to accessing the finest quality food, or are you willing to let the manufacturers supply you with what is in their own best interests, and most definitely not in yours? Keep in mind that, in addition to acting as the wrong type of stimulant for anyone who wants to lose weight, high fructose corn syrup is all too often manufactured from genetically modified corn. Now, how’s that for tinkering with our health? As an informed expert and a skilled dietician, Isabel has years of training and experience at her disposal. Her concern for your well-being is genuine, honest and direct, and her advice is well-worth taking. What’s more, she does not form part of a lobbying group against any particular segment of society. Her knowledge of the chemical constituents of food and their impact on your body is valid, reliable and trustworthy. Therefore, when she warns you against the consumption of certain foods, you can see that it is in your own best interests to listen most carefully to what she has to say.