It amazes me how many people say that they cannot live without their television. That simply baffles me. I am no advocate of watching hours upon hours of television, and not just because it turns your body into a big lump of goo. No, I despise TV watching because of the content shown. I can't believe that such blatant lies can be construed as useful, knowledgeable information that a majority of Americans buy into. Here is an example of what I am talking about:
"That has high fructose corn syrup!"
"Well, you know what they say about it."
"What? That it's made from corn, has no added chemicals or preservatives, and like sugar is fine in moderation."
Oh my heavens!! This is bad health propaganda at its finest and no one seems to be doing anything about it. I guess the saying, "there's no truth in advertising" is true - how ironic.
Let me dispel the high-fructose-corn-syrup-is-okay myth right here and now.
Corn is healthy, I will agree with that. Corn that undergoes significant chemical processes in order to come up with syrup is not okay. It is turned into something that our bodies can no longer recognize and has no idea what to do with, so it stores it away as fat. Think about it this way - corn, when processed, makes not only high fructose corn syrup, but also ethanol to be used as fuel in our cars and plastic to contain food. Do you really want to ingest any of those things?
The fact that the commercial claims that high fructose corn syrup contains no chemicals or preservatives, is downright laughable. The end product is, in and of itself a chemical and bears no resemblance to its original state. Okay, it may not have preservatives, but who cares! It's sludge for your gut and leads to nothing but health problems down the road.
Finally, the phrase "it's fine in moderation" is such a blatant promotion of eating unhealthily that those people should be put in jail for attempted murder! The major problem with the statement is simply the fact that people have no idea how much high fructose corn syrup is in their processed foods. Go ahead and pick an aisle at the supermarket that has processed foods. I bet nine out of ten packages you pick up will have high fructose corn syrup in its ingredient list.
It's not just HFCS. There are other highly processed foods that are claiming to lower cholesterol, up your fiber intake, help you to reduce your weight, and create stronger bones by ingesting their manufactured goodness.
Don't Buy Into the Hype!
If you do find yourself yielding to temptation, simply shut your television off and walk away. Better yet, get your copy of the Beyond Diet Manual or log into our site and read the many articles that I have written on the dangers of processed foods. Trust me, you will change your mind about allowing such harmful products into your body and will ultimately opt to eat only the most natural substances possible.