You better know what foods you are eating today. It’s a good idea to check and see how healthy they are.
Since my wife was hospitalized recently for a partially clogged artery I have reviewed some of my research about healthy and unhealthy foods.

She had decided to start drinking Sprite occasionally to satisfy her thirst. I got suspicious about it because I remember drinking it in the past but gave it up when I found out about a certain ingredient that was harmful.

The one of the ingredients added to Sprite that is great concern to me is high fructose corn syrup. My great concern is it has the ability to close off the walls of your artery and also cause high blood pressure. In additional there are even more side effects to this product then you can imagine, especially more harmful to someone with clogged arteries.

Here is what is a disgusting to me than anything else, FDA’s approval of this ingredient.They have no concern for the public’s health safety whatsoever. The profit line seems to be favorable to industries that manufacture and /or distribute harmful products to the general public.

The problem is the general public is not aware of such problems if they only listen to their local TV or read it in their local daily news. The general public can only learn of such hazardous products either on the Internet or Fox News.

Here’s how this product was able to capture such prominence in the food producing world. It all started with a government regulation and two researchers. You see until this time people had operated with the understanding that there was no fructose in corn syrup.

Corn syrup contains a sugar molecule considerably less sweet than fructose, called glucose. So these two researchers developed an enzyme called glucose isomerase in their laboratory that astonishingly could rearrange the molecule structure of the glucose in corn syrup, and convert it into fructose. The more glucose in the corn syrup that the enzyme converted to fructose, the sweeter the syrup became.

This discovery was a boon to American corn refiners who, because of federal subsidies and other reasons, have an excess of corn to use. And the potential cost savings were enormous.

Now by using high – fructose corn syrup instead of regular corn syrup meant that a standard recipe requiring a fixed amount of corn syrup could afford to use less corn syrup without sacrificing any sweetener.

Today, largely due to the massive corn lobby in the U.S. that has convinced the government to set import quotas and tariffs on sugar cane, making the environment more favorable to corn products. It is actually cheaper to make high fructose corn syrup than to buy cane or beet sugar.

Here we are once again finding products that are more profitable to industries than concern for the public’s health concerns. You can now see by these facts how high fructose corn syrup got its stronghold on the American market place and some of the reasons why it is such a threat to you and your family.

Here are some facts you should be aware of. A healthier lifestyle, which avoids high fructose corn syrup in any form, can significantly lower the following risk factors; obesity; high cholesterol; and high blood pressure.

Even avoiding fruit drinks is a useful decision to make because even though they are far better than soda, most are not fresh and could be problematic if you struggle with high insulin levels.

You should also avoid processed foods as much as possible, since most of them contain high fructose corn syrup, along with additives and preservatives. It is a shame that the only way to safely protect our health today is that we have to be more observant what we consume in our body.

Most people will not make the decision to protect their own body from harm today. They rely on their doctor or the government agencies to do that for them. Then these people wonder why they experience illnesses and diseases. Wake up America! You are the only protector of harm to your body – no one else is.

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Author's Bio: 

Born in Jeffersonville, IN Sonny spent most of his adult life in the family florist business. Becoming dissatisfied with it at the age 42 years he left it to begin a 20 year career in sales. He became a sales supervisor and spent the rest of his working years in that profession.

He is now a retired senior citizen and a health and wellness researcher and author. He is a strong advocate of alternative and natural healing methods. He has been vigorously researching this subject for over 10 years and has published it in three different eBooks.

Sonny’s plan to do this researching was prompted by the results of a visit to his wife’s oncologist to talk to him about treatment for her diagnosed breast cancer condition. Sonny recommended that she be treated with alternative and natural healing methods. He refused but his wife accepted the doctor’s recommendations.

After leaving his office that day Sonny vowed to spend the rest of his life researching for alternative and natural methods of healing which he still continues to do to this very day. His research was directed to areas on the Internet dealing with authorities in alternative medicine and natural healing. It included publications, newsletters, websites and even special reports of naturopathic and holistic doctors. He was also interested in any research on alternative and natural healings done by any specialist in that field.

In addition because of his past interest in sales he also did extensive research on self - development issues. His passion in life has always been to share this vital information so others will be able to develop a healthy and prosperous lifestyle that they greatly desire.

All the information he has gathered are in included in his eBooks which are available on his website at: