What Food Ads Would Say If They Were Honest (Parody)

HFCS is NOT fine in moderation

by Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton

Originally Published at Truthstream Media

Remember that one high fructose corn syrup commercial espousing how it’s got “the same calories as sugar” and is “fine in moderation”?

You’ve seen the industry-sponsored propaganda about how wonderful the ingredients are that are put in your food. But what would the ads say if they really told you what was lurking in your groceries?

If you had all the facts, would it still be so sweet? And just what is the daily recommended intake of HFCS, aspartame, artificial colors and preservatives in your diet anyway?

Further reading/research:

High Fructose Corn Syrup & Mercury; Fructose Sugar, Obesity, Diabetes & Liver Failure

Dr. Mark Hyman: 5 Reasons High Fructose Corn Syrup Will Kill You

Academic Study (Environmental Health journal): Mercury from chlor-alkali plants: measured concentrations in food product sugar (contaminating High Fructose Corn Syrup, Citric Acid and Sodium Benzoate, etc.)

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy: Mercury and High Fructose Corn Syrup: Frequently Asked Questions

Natural News; Mercury Found in High-Fructose Corn Syrup

Artificial Colors & Hyperactivity

‘Southhampton Study’ (The Lancet, 2007) — Food additives and hyperactive behaviour in 3-year-old and 8/9-year-old children in the community: a randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial
Conclusion: Artificial colours or a sodium benzoate preservative (or both) in the diet result in increased hyperactivity in 3-year-old and 8/9-year-old children in the general population.

When It Comes to Synthetic Food Colors: Beware the ‘Southampton Six’

Center for Science in the Public Interest — Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks (Full Report in PDF)

The Feingold Diet Program for ADHD (Artificial colors, etc., elimination)

UK Food Standards Agency: Southampton colours should be phased out

EU Food Information Council: Hyperactivity and artificial food colours

Preservatives Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid & The Formation of Benzene (A Human Carcinogen)

Artificial Fruit Drink Creates Its Own Cancer Causing By-Product

AIB International: Production of Benzene from Ascorbic Acid and Sodium Benzoate

1993 American Chemical Society: Benzene production from decarboxylation of benzoic acid in the presence of ascorbic acid and a transition-metal catalyst

Daily Mail: Diet Coke to drop additive in DNA damage fear

Aspartame Toxicity & Depression

Melissa Melton: The Carcinogenic effects of Aspartame (Video)

Food for Thought: Aspartame, Depression and SSRIs

Aspartame danger — urgent warning about tumors and seizures

How Aspartame Became Legal — The Timeline

Diet Coke surpasses Pepsi to become No. 2 soda in U.S.

Aspartame has been renamed and is now being marketed as a natural sweetener

The Deception and Dangers of HFCS
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About the authors

Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton

Aaron and Melissa created TruthstreamMedia.com as an outlet to examine the news, place it in a broader context, uncover the deceptions, pierce through the fabric of illusions, grasp the underlying factors, know the real enemy, unshackle from the system, and begin to imagine the path towards taking back our lives, one step at a time, so that one day we might truly be free…