You Are Becoming a Diabetic Thanks To Processed Foods
February 20, 2009 by Bob Livingston
We are potentially a nation of diabetics. With our present “diet,” everyone in America will eventually become a diabetic.
America is on a sugar binge. The population is now so addicted to sugar that products that are not spiked with some kind of sugar or sugar substitute just won’t sell.
This morning I passed a small supermarket in a small town that had 15 cold drink vending machines lined against an outside wall for the addicted public. This was up from 12 drink machines from the last time I counted them.
The main ingredient in these innocent little refreshers is fructose corn syrup. As mentioned before, fructose corn syrup is neither corn nor fructose. It is a synthetic sugar used as a cheap sweetener and cheap filler.
According to the late Royal Lee, M.D., fructose corn syrup is the only sweetener that causes diabetes in test animals. He also stated that fructose corn syrup blocks the assimilation of calcium in people. Aren’t our seniors heavily burdened with osteoporosis?
And according to Lee, fructose corn syrup predisposes humans to cancer.
Harvey W. Wiley, M.D., head of the first Bureau of Chemists, now called the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), strongly opposed fructose corn syrup stating the high risk to human health. He said that fructose corn syrup would cause the pancreatic function to be bypassed and shut the pancreas down, causing a nation of diabetics. And now we see it happening.
Today it is very difficult to find anything to eat that does not have fructose corn syrup as the first ingredient. And it may be under several different names such as just fructose or just corn syrup. Surely this is deception. If the manufacturers would just say “synthetic sugar,” many people would reject these food products. The buying public thinks that they are getting natural fruit sugar.
Commercial food processors are committing the most serious crimes against the American people with approval of the FDA and the silence of the medical establishment.
Fructose corn syrup was blocked as a food additive for a time by the FDA under Harvey Wiley, but as all things, the powers that be eventually succumbed to political pressure and money so the commercial food processors prevailed.