2 Health Bombs to Avoid
By Dr. Joseph Mercola
HEALTH BOMB #1: High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has become a modern-day plague. Not only does it contribute to our obesity epidemic, but it has also been linked to:
Pancreas dysfunction, diabetes and insulin resistance
High cholesterol and heart disease
High blood pressure
Sadly, the average consumption of fructose has doubled between 1980 and 1994. Soft drinks and some fruit drinks are a major source of HFCS, but it is also found in many other products, from crackers to salad dressing.
Fructose contains zero enzymes, vitamins or minerals � and it leeches micronutrients from your body.
Why is it found in so many products? Because, after air, water, and salt, it�s the cheapest ingredient in the American food chain (and we know how the food industry likes to save money�)
I�d also urge you to be on the lookout for HFCS in its many �disguises� � conveniently (for the food industry) labeled as chicory, inulin, iso glucose, glucose-fructose syrup, fruit fructose, and others.
Another major �health torpedo� you want to watch out for is�
HEALTH BOMB #2: Gluten � Wheat (and other grains containing gluten) is NOT your friend. My experience has shown that you could well be one of the estimated 1 in 10 people who have at least a subclinical intolerance to gluten protein. This is actually a food allergy.
I recommend avoiding gluten, even the organic whole-grain types.
Gluten intolerance has been linked to miscarriage, autism, intestinal disease (including irritable bowel syndrome), malnutrition, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, and developmental delay in children, just to name a few. Oftentimes, your gluten sensitivity may present with various unexplained symptoms.
Getting rid of these two health bombs will go a long way toward improving your health.