by Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton
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?
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.)
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.
The Feingold Diet Program for ADHD (Artificial colors, etc., elimination)
EU Food Information Council: Hyperactivity and artificial food colours
Preservatives Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid & The Formation of Benzene (A Human Carcinogen)
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
The Deception and Dangers of HFCS
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