Did you know that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is the No. 1 source of calories for most Americans and causes obesity? HFCS is extremely toxic to your liver, increases inflammation, oxidative stress and your weight. It also creates an aggressive insulin response, which contributes to Type 2 diabetes. Consumption of HFCS is also linked to an increased risk of hypertension.
Need another reason to stay away from any product with HFCS, besides obesity, diabetes and elevated cholesterol? There are high levels of mercury in food products sweetened with toxic HFCS. Even small amounts of mercury can cause symptoms like neuropathy, skin discoloration, elevated heartbeat, high blood pressure, kidney dysfunction and destroy your memory.