In only a few decades, there are now more obese people on the planet than there are undernourished. When it comes to getting fat, we’ve come to believe it’s as simple as ‘calories in’ versus ‘calories out’ – if you want to shed the kilos, you need to burn more calories than you consume. But not all calories are the same. Some people absorb calories more efficiently and it matters what types of foods your calories are coming from.
Is Sugar Killing Your Brain?
Lab studies suggest it can actually make you less smart.
Foods that appear to be nutritious could actually be destroying your brainpower. The culprit? A common ingredient slipped into many “healthy” foods, including baby food, applesauce, and oatmeal. Researchers at UCLA found that ingesting foods and drinks containing fructose, a component of the ingredient high-fructose corn syrup and sugar, for just six weeks caused troubling changes in brain function. “Our findings illustrate that what you eat affects how you think,” says Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, PhD, a professor of neurosurgery and integrative biology and physiology at UCLA. “Eating a high-fructose diet over the long term alters your brain’s ability to learn and remember information.”
Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup vs. Sugar, Psychetruth Nutrition & Weight Loss
Dr. David Kessler and Eric Schlosser talk about high fructose corn syrup in our food. Katie Couric also gets their thoughts on an interesting commercial.
Obesity Epidemic Not Due to High Fructose Corn Syrup? Is this another case of industry-funded propaganda?
This excellent article on the Mercola.com website covers this attempt by the corn industry steering studies to prove that high fructose corn syrup is not the bad guy. First, the facts on fructose, and how high fructose corn syrup is “prompting metabolic dysfunction that is making people gain weight”. And second, the question of who is behind the study, who is funding the research, and what is their agenda.
Read the article: Should You Not Blame High Fructose Corn Syrup?