High Fructose Corn Syrup-you might be getting more than you think!

We’ve known for a while that when the FDA wants to get hundreds of rats with diabetes, to experiment on, they give them high fructose corn syrup.  Here’s another reason why you don’t want to put this ingredient in your body.  More is coming along for the ride than you think!

High fructose corn syrup can bring mercury with it.  How? It’s made through a mercury chlor-alkali process which contaminates it with mercury.

Mercury is a heavy metal that kicks out zinc, magnesium, copper, and selenium from our bodies.  These are a must for the action of enzymes.  Once these minerals are replaced by mercury the, related, enzymes come to a screeching halt.  This can cause many health issues.  Get in the habit of reading labels and don’t be duped.  Be too informed to fail! (Dufault R et al, Mercury from chlor-alkali plants: measured concentration in food product sugar, Environmental Health 8;2,2009)