Saturday, June 5, 2010
Scientists have proved for the first time that fructose, a cheap form of sugar used in thousands of food products and soft drinks, can damage human metabolism and is fueling the obesity crisis.
Fructose, a sweetener usually derived from corn, can cause dangerous growths of fat cells around vital organs and is able to trigger the early stages of diabetes and heart disease.
Over 10 weeks, 16 volunteers on a controlled diet including high levels of fructose produced new fat cells around their heart, liver and other digestive organs. They also showed signs of food-processing abnormalities linked to diabetes and heart disease. Another group of volunteers on the same diet, but with glucose sugar replacing fructose, did not have these problems.
Sugar: The Bitter Truth!
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Chocolate formula made just for tots
People are shocked to learn this, but chocolate milk wasn't invented to prevent the human race from dying out. No kid in human history has ever dropped dead from a lack of chocolate milk.
Yet parents are giving this junk to their kids earlier than ever, and now a new product aims to bring this poison to babies as young as 10 months old.
It's a chocolate or vanilla flavored toddler formula called "Enfagrow Premium," and if you give this to your kid, he'll grow all right... in all the wrong places.
The drink contains 19 grams of sugar -- that's almost five teaspoons, or enough to send him on his way to a life of disease that will be anything but sweet. Give it to your baby with each so-called meal, and that's 15 teaspoons of sugar a day before the child ever has a chance to learn what real food is supposed to taste like.
This is a crime against children... but already parents are praising it.
"My baby won't eat real food," is the typical whine. "He throws his carrots, spits out beef puree and squishes blueberries in his hands."
Yes -- THAT'S WHAT TODDLERS DO!
But today's clueless parents surrender at the slightest sign of resistance and whip out the chocolate-flavored sugar mainline. After all, they say, the child needs to eat "something."
That's child abuse, and it's every bit as damaging as a slap across the face. If you'd never consider smacking your baby, then don't consider chocolate formula, either -- because the sting from this smack will never fade.
Sugar is like crack for little kids, and the only way they ever acquire a taste for it is when YOU give it to them. And once you do, there's no turning back -- your kid is an addict, and thanks to Enfagrow Premium, it can happen before his first birthday.
And today's parents aren't just giving kids trash for their bellies -- they're also feeding them junk for their brains.