Monday, October 20, 2008

Day 204- Nutrition Bite

Research done by Dr. Johnson from the University of Florida has tied high fructose corn syrup consumption to the production of uric acid. Studies have linked uric acid to hypertension, diabetes and obesity. The uric acid score goes up rapidly after fructose is consumed Johnson said, which has been shown to cause obesity in animals. It also seems to create conditions in the body that increase insulin resistance and triglycerides and predispose people to diabetes or kidney disease. In a recent clinical trial which is currently under review for publication, Johnson and the research team found that lowering uric acid showed notable improvements in blood pressure in adolescents with previously high levels.

Sugar Preacher's Experience
I try to avoid fructose corn syrup. However, HFCS is found in almost every product including energy bars. I read ingredient lists carefully and stick with the 90% rule. I try to eat healthy 90% of the time!

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