High fructose corn syrup (HFCS), made from corn starch, is an extremely harmful and very deceptive sweetener. It interferes with the body’s communication process by omitting certain important signals that send messages to the brain.
When the body needs to be fed, it secretes a hormone called ghrelin, and the brain translates that message into the feeling of hunger. Once the body has had enough food, it secretes another hormone called leptin, which creates the sensation of feeling full, which tells us to stop eating. HFCS doesn’t stimulate the secretion of leptin; therefore nullifying all messages to the brain telling it that the body has reached its limit.
HFCS is almost in every packaged food products you can think about, even the so-called healthy ones; especially those “healthy” candy bars. Some companies try to defend it, using the argument that it is made of fructose and glucose, which are also found in natural fruits. Though this may be true, the fact that the fructose and glucose in HFCS do not form a natural bond is what makes it different and dangerous. The fructose to glucose ratio in HFCS is also disproportionate, as opposed to being equal.
Not having this bond, allows it to bypass the digestion process and go directly into the blood where it bombards the blood with extremely high levels of glucose. Too much glucose in the blood forces the pancreas to overwork, through its excessive production of insulin, which is used to regulate this abundance of glucose in the blood. Overwork of the pancreas will eventually damage it, which leads to diabetes. HFCS also contributes to insulin resistance (type 2 diabetes).
HFCS literally bores holes into the lining of the intestines. This is very dangerous because it allows undigested food and bacteria to leak directly into your blood. It also contains mercury and depletes phosphorous, which is necessary for iron absorption.