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Top 10 reasons to avoid toxic high-fructose corn syrup

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(NaturalNews) High-fructose corn syrup is a sugar that begins as a corn starch and through processing becomes a very sweet syrup. Processing the corn converts glucose into fructose, creating a very concentrated sugar. While table sugar and HFCS have molecular similarities, the way the human body processes HFCS can lead to many health problems. High-fructose corn syrup is destroying both the bodies of humans and the honey bees.

Connected to worldwide collapse of bee colonies

Yes, high-fructose corn syrup can cause people to be overweight, sick and undernourished, but perhaps one of the most devastating effects of high-fructose corn syrup is its connection to honeybee colony collapse disorder. Researchers say that, when bees are fed high-fructose corn syrup instead of honey, they are not exposed to compounds that help the bees fight off toxins like the ones found in pesticides. A bee's natural food staple is its own honey, but beekeepers have been taking their honey away and feeding them with high-fructose corn syrup as a replacement. This practice has been going on since the 70s, and new pesticides that have been developed over time have compromised the immunity response of the bees.

Taking away the honey from the bees is weakening their immune system and making bees more vulnerable to toxins that are meant to kill other bugs. The bees need to keep their honey and build up their immune systems again. The practice of replacing the bees' honey with highly processed HFCS may potentially decimate their populations, and as they are one of the most important pollinators in the world, this will undoubtedly result in catastrophe. In Oslo, the capital city of Norway, a bee highway is being built to allow for safe passage through the city to help support their bee population.

Neural alterations in HFCS-consuming rats are similar to exposure to addictive drugs

The international peer-reviewed journal, Nutrients, found rats that self-administered pellets with high-fructose corn syrup had neural and psychological changes associated with addictive and metabolic diseases. Specifically, the study found that "...it took less exposure to sugars with a higher ratio of fructose to glucose to engender both neural and physiological changes associated with addictive and metabolic diseases."

To learn more about why you should avoid toxic ingredients like high-fructose corn syrup, continue reading at Top10GrocerySecrets.com.

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