094 ND Does High Fructose Corn Syrup Make You Fat?
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I. Hi everybody this is monica right nickel and you're listening to the nutrition diva quick and dirty tips for eating well and feeling fabulous this week i'm gonna talk about spoke to us hi produced corn syrup and whether they're really to blame for rising obesity rates. You may have heard that the u. s. and most of the western world has a growing obesity problem. It's a relatively recent issue it's showing up sort of suddenly in the last ten or twenty years and so far it shows no sign of slowing down because this is going to have a catastrophic impact on public health and the economy. Everyone is desperately trying to figure out what's causing the staten jumping obesity rate. And what they did it's gained a lot of traction is that we're simply consuming too much sugar refined sugar affects appetite and metabolism in ways that promote obesity and the primary agent and the fact appears to be brook toes. A particular type of sugar that sounded virtually all concentrated sweet there's this is potentially of really important insight. Unfortunately it's being screwed by an enormous amount of misunderstanding and misinterpretation i've written and talk a lot about for because in the last year in the time to clear up some of the confusion judging from the emails and comments and still getting from readers and listeners. I haven't been entirely successful so i'd like to try one more time to dispel some of the most common misunderstandings about for coast. Without losing track of the really important insight it's at the center of all the confusion so is hyper just corn trip to blame for rising obesity rate so. Quite possibly but there's a little more to the story and for some reason as soon as you say the word for shows people find it very difficult to focus on the details of what you say next. And the real story is in the details so i'm gonna start instead within analogy we know that smoking tobacco causes lung cancer. And the primary a way that people smoke tobacco these days is in the form of cigarettes so getting people to quit smoking cigarettes would be an effective way to cut lung cancer rates. Unless everyone to quit smoking cigarettes took up pipe smoking instead in which case we won't have accomplished much. So it's important to to make sure that people don't confuse the actual culprit smoking tobacco with the most common source cigarettes know if that seems ridiculously obvious perfect because now i wanna apply the same logic to folk toast. We suspect that process overlook maybe contributing to rising obesity rates and the primary source of crooks host these days is high produce corn syrup a refined sweet there that's widely used in processed foods and beverages. So getting people to cut back in high for just corn syrup might be an effective way to cut obesity rates. But if everyone simply replaces high for just corn syrup with a different sweet nerd that also contains crooks toast such as cane sugar. We won't have accomplished much. And that's why i think it's important to make sure that people don't confuse the alleged culprit fork toast with the most common source hi from two's corn syrup in this case it especially easy to confuse the two because both contain the word for close but don't be fooled. Hi produced corn syrup contains roughly at the same amount of for because as cane sugar and honey. And for just concentrate and it got a next or or even hiring from shows. There may be some subtle differences and how these various we there's are metabolize in the body but that's really not the big story here. The primary reason that high for because corn syrup has been singled out as the cheap culprit an obesity because it has become the primary source of sugar and brook toast. In the modern diet just like cigarettes are the primary source of tobacco. The experts talking about four toes in high for because corn syrup on t. v. and i do too you know the difference between the culprit and the source at least i hope to do but they haven't done a good job making this distinction clear to the public. And that is working out great for the food manufacturers you see people have gotten the message that sugar you soft drinks can make you gain weight. And they know that soft drinks or sweetened with high for because corn sir and now they're hearing that high purpose corn syrup is responsible for the obesity epidemic well switching from pepsi made with hyper just corn syrup to pepsi made with cane sugar should solve the problem right. Well that's what pepsi want you to think but if too much brooks host is the problem switching to pepsi throw back isn't gonna help now my analogy between tobacco and folks toes has one weakness. Smoking tobacco is harmful in any amount and that's definitely not the case with brooke to us for because it's been an interval part of the human diet since how to many it's called folk toes because it's found in front. And of course it's also found in refined sugar is which we are now consuming in massive amounts. Let me just give you a second analogy vitamin at right now can be toxic if you get too much of it there i'm likely to get into trouble that consuming the amount of vitamin eight you'd get in whole foods. But you do need to watch out for concentrated sources of vitamin a such as high just vitamin supplements or cod liver oil similarly. You are unlikely to suffer an overload from the amount of for because you get an whole foods like fruit or even from an occasional soft drink not large amounts of sweets. Sodas and other sweetened beverages every day can definitely add up to too much folks toes so should you avoid hi produced corn syrup. Well most foods that contain hyper just corn syrup. Are highly processed calorie dense boots without a lotta nutritional value if you avoid this one ingredient it's gonna take a lot unhealthy food out of your diet i'm all for it just don't confuse the carrier with the culprit. Oh added sugar is including natural sugar is like honey and it got an actor contain for coasts. And all of them will increase your risk of waking if you consume then in access you'll finally some more information about for because you know show notes actually nutrition d about that quick and dirty tips dot com. 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