Why Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Bad


 

Q: I keep hearing that high fructose corn syrup is unhealthy, but why?  -Jason

A: The main problem with high-fructose corn syrup is the fructose. Fructose is now considered a major factor in obesity. It circumvents the body’s normal appetite signalling system, leaving you feeling unsatisfied. As a result, you might overeat. Increasing evidence indicates that excess fructose consumption may facilitate insulin resistance, which could lead to type 2 diabetes.


By Lisa Tsakos| June 04, 2011
Categories:  Eat

About the Author

Lisa Tsakos

Lisa Tsakos

Lisa has been in her own practice for over 15 years and specializes in weight management. She teaches natural nutrition in both corporate and educational environments and is a shining example of someone who practices what she teaches.

Lisa is a nutritionist and educator specializing in weight management. After losing weight several years ago through a more natural diet and by improving her digestion, she committed to sharing her new-found knowledge and returned to school to study nutrition. Over the past decade, her Nu-Vitality Weight Program has helped employees at numerous corporations lose thousands of pounds. In addition, Lisa regularly consults for groups and individuals with unique nutritional needs such as police officers and athletes. Lisa has been featured on the Discovery Channel, numerous radio programs and is a contributor to various publications. Additionally, she teaches nutrition at multiple post-secondary schools, has taught natural food cooking workshops, and authored two books.

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