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Fructose Causes Overeating

According to Fox News, there has been a new study done on the effects of fructose on the human brain using imaging tests. This particular study showed that fructose doesn't register a feeling of fullness to the brain as much when compared to glucose. The result is when a person eats junk food they still feel hungry, so they eat more and more and more trying to gain a feeling of satisfaction.

This study adds to the evidence that high-fructose corn syrup has a role in the obesity epidemic that has been growing since the 1970's. According to this particular article at Fox, a third of U.S. children and teens and more than two-thirds of adults are obese or overweight.

It also points out that table sugar is sucrose, which is half fructose, half glucose. High-fructose corn syrup is 55 percent fructose and 45 percent glucose. Some nutrition experts say this sweetener may pose special risks, but others and the industry reject that claim. And doctors say we eat too much sugar in all forms.

The interesting piece of evidence to look at here is the fact that while high fructose corn syrup is only five percent more fructose, the obesity epidemic and the super-sized mentality started about the same time it came into existence which was back in the 70's. It seems the more man messes with food the unhealthier it becomes.

Fructose in itself is really poison to the human body. It causes inflammation as well as accelerates the aging process. Fruits contain fructose, but they also contain lots of healthy vitamins to counteract the negative effects of the fructose. Basically, with fruit you get the cure along with the disease. With junk food all you get is the disease, and you get an extra helping of it.

Don't be a lab rat. Eat real food and skip the Frankenstein meals you get with processed foods.

Sugary processed foods, as already mentioned, cause inflammation that may result in aches and pains that maybe seemingly without explanation. Sugar snacks may also cause old injuries to hurt worse especially at night when you are trying to sleep. Sometimes it boils down to pleasure verses pain. For some people it's a question of whether or not you value your sugar fix enough to put up with sleepless nights of tossing and turning.

Of course, that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the many health problems associated with sugar, which may be just as addictive as heroin. Unfortunately, some folks would rather risk type 2 diabetes than deal with getting rid of junk food.

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CBS Reports Sugar is Toxic
A recent study supports the idea that excess consumption of high fructose corn syrup is linked to an increase in risk factors for heart disease by increasing a type of cholesterol that can clog arteries. The University of California, Davis, study also indicated that calories from added sugars are different than those from other foods. Subjects had 25 percent of their caloric intake replaced with sweetened drinks. Nutritional biologist Kimber Stanhope was surprised to see that after only two weeks, "We found that the subjects who consumed high fructose corn syrup had increased levels of LDL cholesterol and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease," she tells Gupta. "I started eating and drinking a whole lot less sugar." read more

The Sugar Addiction
Just go shopping at Wal-Mart and it becomes pretty evident that a lot of folks are addicted to sugar. Some of them may not even realize they are. Maybe even with all of today's health news and information circulating the web, television, and radio people don't realize that the main cause of obesity is sugar. It's not fat that makes people huge, it's sugar. Read more on the Sugar Addiction

What does soda do to your body? Just for starters within 20 minutes, your blood sugar spikes, and your liver responds to the resulting insulin burst by turning massive amounts of sugar into fat.

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