Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Alternatives to High Fructose Corn Syrup Essay -- Artificial Sweetener

High Fructose Corn Syrup: Alternatives/Prevention Abstract: This report presents alternative foods to replace the ones with the dangerous sugar, high fructose corn syrup. The effects of high fructose corn syrup consumption were researched to find alternative methods of obtaining the same types of foods without the nasty effects. Alternative foods that ranged from diet bars to cough syrup were found. These foods don’t contribute to the rise in obesity and diabetes type II and taste just as good at the ones that do contribute to obesity and diabetes type II. It was also observed that the foods that are eaten on the Atkins diet are good alternatives because of the low carbohydrate intake. High carbohydrate foods are the prime source of high fructose corn syrup. Alternatives and Prevention Nobody thinks of sugar when they see a field of corn, but most of us would find that most of the sweeteners that sweeten our food are made with corn rather than sugar. High fructose corn syrup is made by processing corn starch to yield glucose, then processing the glucose to yield a high percentage of fructose. This fructose may be cheaper than using glucose as a sweetener, but it has horrible effects on the body. There are tests when rats were fed high fructose corn syrup for a period of time, which yielded disastrous results. The rats all developed high cholesterol, anemia, and hypertrophy, which means that their hearts grew until they exploded! As for humans, diabetes and obesity skyrocketed when high fructose corn syrup was released (Linda Forristal, 2001). High fructose corn syrup is found in an abundance of foods. It is found in foods that one would use on a daily basis. For example, high fructose corn syrup is found in the crumbs used ... ... Sources Forristal, Linda Joyce. â€Å"The Murky World of High Fructose Corn Syrup.† http://www.westonaprice.org/motherlinda/cornsyrup.html. 2003. Weston A. Price Foundation. 25 July 2006. Hopkins, Kate. â€Å"Foods and Products Containing HFCS.† http://www.accidentalhedonist.com/index.php/2005/06/09/ foods_and_products_containing_high_fruct. 2005. 25 July 2006. Adams, Mike. â€Å"Consumption of soft drinks and high-fructose corn syrup linked to obesity and diabetes.† http://www.newstarget.com/003002.html. 2004. 25 July 2006. Dimas, Jennifer. â€Å"GROUNDBREAKING DIABETES AND OBESITY PREVENTION PROGRAM AT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION.† http://newsinfo.colostate.edu/index.asp?page=news_item_display&news_item_id=220682550. 2005. Colorado State University. 25 July 2006 Anonymous. â€Å"Atkin’s Diet and Low-Carb News.† http://www.lowcarb.ca/. 2006. 25 July 2006.

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