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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rise and Shine --- The spin

Good Morning and here's hoping the Miccarelli family is doing OK today!

So, while flipping around the tube the other night, a commercial came on that was so off the wall it took a minute to comprehend the whole thing.
The visual looked innocent enough: A couple was sitting in a park enjoying a picnic. The woman then offered the man an ice pop. He declined, saying it was filled with high fructose corn syrup. She then went into the speech that was the point of the add, saying high fructose corn syrup wasn't bad for you.
Here's the original. Ironically, comments have been disabled on YouTube.
Now, all it takes is a simple Internet search to show how bad high fructose corn syrup really is for you.
Drinking high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), the main ingredient in most soft drinks throughout the world, increases your triglyceride levels and your LDL (bad) cholesterol.
HFCS has also been linked to: Diabetes and Obesity
It is also a factor in Metabolic Syndrome, which is characterized as Abdominal obesity (excessive fat tissue in and around the abdomen), Atherogenic dyslipidemia (blood fat disorders — high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol and high LDL cholesterol — that foster plaque buildups in artery walls); Elevated blood pressure; Insulin resistance or glucose intolerance (the body can’t properly use insulin or blood sugar); Prothrombotic state (e.g., high fibrinogen or plasminogen activator inhibitor–1 in the blood); and Proinflammatory state (e.g., elevated C-reactive protein in the blood)

So, you can believe the ads. You can keep putting an artificial corn based sweetener in your body, or you can stop. The less of this stuff we put in our bodies, the more healthy we become. It's just the way it is.
By the way, there are more than 100 parody ads to the original HFCS one, here are two good ones:

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