Sunday, May 2, 2010

Anti-Fructose Sugar Campaign on Facebook and YouTube Has Been Effective in Lowering Consumption 9%

Tags: Fructose Makes Us Fat and Sick, Richard Johnson, MD, End of Overeating, FDA's David Kessler, HFCS eliminated in Gatorade and Hunt's Ketchup, Princeton Fat Rats, Insatiable Appetite, Leptin Inactivated, Ghrelin keeps us hungry, ADM, Cargill, ConAgra, Corn Products Int.,
Key points not considered in the Times article or editorially omitted crucial for understanding the High Fructose Corn Sugar Problem causing the numerous health problems not only here, but throughout the developed war including Japan and China. The key to profits for the food industry is to get customers to crave their products and shut off the body's natural mechanism to stop eating.

If fats and HFCS activates our pleasure centers, we want more discussed by FDA's David Kessler in The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite. Kessler found that universities showed that dopamine is produced to give us pleasure when we eat fats and sweet things. Humans and our ancestors survived by going for calories because they did not get to eat from refrigerators. He could not pass a McDonalds without going in a picking up a burger and HFCS laced coke. His research help him not be obese.

The amount of sugar in our diet was fairly stable until the mid-1980s when it basically started to go up to reach 15% of our total calories verses 10%, a 50% increase since 1960. Because HFCS is put into everything it is hard to calculate how much we really eat. It may be much higher. Fructose with frequent consumption is able to turn off our ability to know when we should stop eating. Leptin does not penetrate our brain to tell us to stop eating. The belly Omentum organ keeps pushing out Ghrelin our hunger chemical to keep us eating.

That is why the rats in the Princeton study who started out with equal calories of cane sugar and HFCS ate more rat chow with the latter. I found that this is the case with me where I was hungry all the time when I started drinking lots of fructose laden orange juice. My weight started dropping with a zero to low fructose diet because I stopped eating as much between meals. I did not get hungry except at meal times. That is how the French stay slim. They don't eat between meals. Americans eat at all times of the day and night!

I have often quoted from the peer reviewed and published research showing danger of consuming excess fructose. The study says that we need to stop all fructose for two weeks to diminish the fructose enzymes in all the cells of our body. Fructose metabolism in the liver and in each cell in our body is killing our cells early and causing high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and insatiable craving for food. The Sugar Fix: The High Fructose Fallout That Is Making You Fat and Sick by Richard J. Johnson, MD, with Timothy Gower.

Jim Kawakami, May 2, 2010,

FOR much of 2009, Michael Locascio, an executive at ConAgra Foods, watched with concern as the bad news about high-fructose corn syrup kept coming. ...

ConAgra decided to reformulate one of its biggest brands, replacing the high-fructose corn syrup [HFCS] in Hunt’s ketchup with old-fashioned sugar. This month, new bottles featuring a banner proclaiming “No high fructose corn syrup” arrive in stores. Hunt’s ketchup is among the latest in a string of major-brand products that have replaced the vilified sweetener. Gatorade, several Kraft saladdressings, Wheat Thins, Ocean Spray cranberry juice, Pepsi Throwback, Mountain Dew Throwback and the baked goods at Starbucks, to name a few, are all now made with regular sugar. ...

The Corn Refiners Association, which represents makers of the syrup like A.D.M., Cargill and Corn Products Internatiional, has spent the last six years trying to convince Americans that high-fructose corn syrup is a natural ingredient — made from corn! — that’s really no different from sugar. High-fructose corn syrup is singled out because it is still one of the biggest sources of calories in our diet and because it is made from corn — a lavishly subsidized crop that appears, in one way or another, in so much of our food.

According to the NPD Group, a market research firm, more than half of all Americans — 53 percent — now say they are concerned that high-fructose corn syrup may pose a health hazard, up from 40 percent in 2004. ... (See my comments above. Jim )

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