High Fructose Corn Syrup – the good, bad and ugly truth

Corn is the most highly subsidized crop grown in the United States.  That makes corn products very economical for the consumer and industrial farmers.   Farmers use High Fructose Corn Syrup as a sweetener.  There are several problems with this:

  1. 92% of corn is genetically modified
  2. Mercury (a neurotoxin) has been found in HFCS (research published in 2009)
  3. HFCS triggers starvation at the cellular levels
    1. Causes you to eat more
    2. Causes you to drink more
    3. Drops production of ATP
    4. Causes leptin resistance
    5. Causes insulin resistance
  4. Is addictive
  5. Causes mental as well as metabolic disturbances
    1. Bi-polar
    2. ADHD
    3. Anger issues
    4. Violence
    5. Depression
    6. Fibrosis/cirrhosis in the liver
    7. Leaky gut
    8. Weight gain
    9. Type 2 Diabetes

In fact, the only thing going for HFCS is that it is easy to mix into foods and it is a cheap ingredient.  You will find HFCS in almost every pre-packaged food in the US.  Choose wisely when you make your grocery purchases.

Until next time,


Dr. Polly