Posted on 02-04-2013
Recently in the Journal of Global Public Health (Nov 2012), researchers found a 20% higher proportion of the population has diabetes in countries with high use of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), like the United States, compared to countries that do not, like the United Kingdom. The United States has the highest consumption of HFCS at 55 lbs (~25 kg) per year per person. The United Kingdom consumes 1.1 lbs (~.5 kg) per year per person. This consumption is largely due to the US Government's taxpayer subsidies for corn making it cheaper to sell than it does to produce.
When you hear of the government giving subsidies, what they are really doing is incentivizing industry (farmers) to produce corn. Believe it or not corn is not good for you! And HFCS is even worse as it is much sweeter than sugar and uses mercury to produce it. Thats right, traces of mercury can be found in most HFCS! I recommend if you are going to use a sweetener to go with Stevia or if worse comes to worse regular sugar. Public health officials love to talk about American's obesity problem. Then the Government they work for is subsidizing that very same obesity! Lets get smart and keep our foods as close to the way God created them as possible
Have a blessed day!
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