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Corn syrup: a big no for your health

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  1. In this article I want to explain to you why glucose syrup is not good for your health, and that most processed foods contain this substance. At least if it has been processed and tastes sweet, then assume that it contains glucose syrup. It is so tempting to drink a large glass of soda when you are thirsty. It is invigorating, it stimulates your taste and gives you instant energy. But the big danger is in that glucose syrup.

  1. We humans react to sugar the same as a bear does to honey, you just can't get enough of it.

  1. And the food industry cleverly anticipates this by adding this sugar in the form of glucose syrup to as many products as possible. And we just can't get enough of it. Cash desk! For the producer.

  1. Below the content of the article 1: What is glucose syrup 2: How is glucose syrup made? 3: Why is glucose syrup not good for you? 4: The superlative: fructose-glucose syrup 5: A healthy replacement for fructose and glucose syrup 6: Video clip

What is glucose syrup

  1. Glucose syrup consists of:

  1. Glucose is also called grape sugar. It's a simple carbohydrate. That means the chemical connections are small. Maltose is a type of sugar. This substance provides the sweet taste of glucose syrup. Maltotriose and High Glucose Oligomers are the compounds that give glucose syrup the shape it has. Liquid and thick.

  1. As you can see, glucose syrup is actually exactly what its name says: it's liquid sugar.

How is glucose syrup made?

  1. Glucose syrup is made from starch. Any form of starch, such as that from corn, potatoes, and rice can be used. The starch is chemically split by adding water. The polymers, a particular chemical compound in glucose, are forced by a chemical process to become liquid.

  1. It's kind of a reverse condensation reaction.

  1. A certain substance is liquefied from a kind of solid state by adding acids. This is done with glucose with acids, enzymes and an acid enzyme catalyst, by chemical means.

  1. This chemical will later be added to your soft drinks, cereals, jams, candies and cookies.

  2. This chemical will be added later to your soft drinks, cereals, jams, candies and cookies.

  1. The food industry prefers to use glucose syrup than normal sugar because it does not crystallize when the products are heated. In addition, glucose syrup has a longer shelf life than sugar.

  1. The shelf life of the products is therefore extended. If something has an unnaturally long shelf life, you can assume that a lot of glucose syrup has been added.

Why is glucose syrup not good for you?

  1. Glucose is normally burned by your cells as energy. However, because you get a lot of fast sugars in one go, the excess energy is not burned by the cells, but converted into glycogen. Glycogen is actually glucose glued together. So if you had 1 glucose particle and still others they are now stuck together. Fat tissue in particular is used to store this.

  2. Glucose is normally burned by your cells as energy. However, because you get a lot of fast sugars in one go, the excess energy is not burned by the cells, but converted into glycogen. Glycogen is actually glucose glued together. So if you had 1 glucose particle and another one they are now stuck together. Fat tissue in particular is used to store this.

  1. It is therefore a material for long-term storage. In other words, it does not make you slimmer.

  1. As mentioned earlier, the glucose from the corn syrup is stored in a different form in your fat cells. So it makes you fatter. In addition, it gives you energy, but no other nutrients. Vitamins and minerals are completely lacking. As a result, it is also referred to as empty calories. If you eat too much of this, you will quickly become overweight. If you do not ensure that this energy is used, it will be stored in your fat cells.

  1. This happens quite quickly, as one can of cola contains ten lumps of sugar. Think more for yourself, would you eat ten sugar cubes? That's 200 calories!

  2. This happens quite quickly, since one can of cola contains ten lumps of sugar. Think more for yourself, would you eat ten sugar cubes? That's 200 calories!

  1. To burn those 200 calories you will have to run for at least 20 minutes. And that after every can of Coke. So if you drink 4 cans of Coke you can try to beat the marathon record of just over 2 hours to get rid of that excess energy…

  1. That way you will at least get enough exercise, but the chance is small that you will actually do that. So those soda cans probably end up straight into your fat cells. Especially if you combine this with other food, which must also be burned to avoid gaining weight.

  1. The result of all those sugars is that you will look like a bear just before hibernation: with a fat reserve to last the whole winter!

  1. Overweight is currently the biggest health problem in the Western world, it is the cause of so many health problems. Depression, painful knees, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, fatigue, bad shape and so on.

The superlative: fructose-glucose syrup

  1. Also often added in soft drinks, chips and other sweets is fructose glucose syrup, abbreviated HFCS (High-Fructose Corn Cyrop). This is a chemical compound that is very similar to sugar, but is not sugar. It is much sweeter than glucose and can be stored even longer. The shelf life of products with fructose glucose syrup is therefore even longer than that of glucose syrup.

  1. There are different types of fructose-glucose syrup. Namelyâ €

  1. HFCS 90 is the basic ingredient for the other forms of fructose glucose syrup. The 55 percent variant is mainly used in soft drinks and the HFCS 42 is added to other foods.

  1. Fructose glucose syrup may contain mercury due to the chemical process. This is a health hazard. This is because mercury can damage your brain, nervous system, liver and kidneys. Those are very important organs, I wouldn't want to poison them.

  1. Mercury is oxidized in the blood, but if this process is not finished, it can still pass through various safety barriers in the body. As a result, mercury can also reach the brain. When you are pregnant, the mercury can pass through the placenta to your fetus. There it can still oxidize, causing it to build up in your brain or in the brain of your unborn child.

  1. The kidneys have certain proteins that the mercury attaches to. If these proteins are taxed for a long time, they can no longer cope with the work and you will get damage to your kidney. As long as it is still working normally, 90 percent of the mercury in your body is passed out.

  1. Second, studies show that this HFCS fake sugar stuff causes fatty liver disease. Because the glucose and fructose that are naturally linked together are separated, the fructose goes straight to your liver. Your liver will produce fat to store the fructose and as a result you will develop fatty liver disease.

  1. So if you thought regular sugar wasn't all that healthy, it could be a lot worse!

A healthy replacement for fructose and glucose syrup

  1. Now of course you wonder how you can avoid these unhealthy ingredients.

  1. First, always read the ingredients to see if fructose or glucose syrup has been used. If so, don't buy the product.

  1. Fortunately, there are more and more food manufacturers who recognize the dangers to public health. As a result, more and more alternatives are on the market. This allows you to still enjoy a sweet drink, if you still want to, without directly worrying about fat storage, the associated disadvantages and scary mercury levels.

  1. These manufacturers use the natural sweetener Stevia.

  1. The most healthy substitute for soft drinks is of course a large glass of water in combination with a piece of fruit. A tasty mandarin or a sweet apple. That's the way Mother Nature came up with it for us, packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber.

  1. For example, the golden mean is freshly squeezed orange juice. But always pay attention to fresh squeezing, the orange juice from the supermarket is full of added sugars and other unhealthy additives, this is how the food industry makes its money, don't fall for it!

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