In the 1980’s low fat and nonfat diets became a national obsession.  Manufacturers took the fat out and dumped high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in to make up for the taste fat provided.  The reduced fat and added sugar made the foods higher on the glycemic index, sending our blood sugar levels sky high before crashing quickly, making our bodies hungry for more high-glycemic food.  As a result, people got into the vicious cycle of eating and more high glycemic food to maintain to maintain the blood sugar rush, rather than eating foods the body needs to control appetite and blood sugar level.  According to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Americans ate an average of about a pound and a half of HFCS in 1970.  By 1997, we were consuming up to 62 ½ pounds each!  Read your labels.  If HFCS is listed first or second in the ingredients or it’s more than 8 grams per serving don’t buy it!  Try to avoid it completely.

From Mark Verstegans book Core Performance.

Dont be fooled by the recent commercial…its poison!  Think of the money lost by the food industry if you stopped eating high fructose corn syrup.  Wouldnt you fabricate the truth to keep your fortune??????  They would!

Get Strong! Stay Strong!



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  2. coreperformancecenter says:

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for the mention! Just found your site through google alerts– look forward to reading your other posts…

    btw, gave your blog a mini-shoutout at:

    The team

  3. Leslie says:

    CARBS====EEEk…trying to avoid that fructose stuff =-)

  4. healthydiet says:

    thank you for the useful information,keep up the good work

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