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High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is found in many processed foods and is one of the leading causes of obesity. A few food products with HFCS include soda, jellies, icecreams, popcorn, cereals with heart healthy claims (a total bummer), yoplait yogurt, and flavored drinks. Some times it is called high fructose corn syrup and the other times it is referred to as “Corn Sugar” and it probably has many other fancy names. If you cannot understand an ingredient from the ingredient list on any food products, simply avoid buying that food!
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This is the story of one parent’s quest for the cause of over-the-top anger and aggression.
ODD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, may sound like every teenager you’ve ever met with symptoms of:
- anger and irritable mood
- lack of respect for authority
But these symptoms were occurring in a 6 year old child. After eliminating sugar, food coloring and wheat, another devious food culprit was found. Corn. And as we know, corn hides under many names, just like sugar. Read labels, and watch for:
- high fructose corn syrup
- corn starch
- modified starch
- xanthan gum
- guar gum
- and more!
The good news is, this story has a happy ending. The symptoms abated with a change in diet. This is an article well worth reading:
From the Gout and You website, this article examines the role of sugar & HFCS in the development of gout and increased risk of gout attacks.
The culprit appears to be fructose which increases uric acid levels and when uric acid levels get high enough, they harden and crystallize which causes a gout attack to occur. Our modern day diet consists of a very high consumption of fructose, mainly in the form of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).