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What Is In Your Formula?
Corn Syrup Solid (High Fructose Corn Syrup)
Corn Syrup solid is used in infant & toddler formula as a carbohydrate. HFCS is 76% carbohydrate, no fat, no protein, no essential nutrients.
Process: Corn is milled to extract corn starch & an “acid enzyme” process is used, in which the corn starch solution is acidified to begin breaking by the existing carbohydrates. The extraction process in the presence of mercuric chloride” in order to inhibit endogenous starch degrading enzymes. High temperature enzyme are added to further metabolize the starch & convert the result sugars to fructose.
- 1966 Corn Syrup solid was invented in Japan & brought to USA in 1975.
- Companies quickly switched from sucrose (table sugar) to HFCS because it is 3 times cheaper.
- Fructose IS NOT the same molecule as glucose. Glucose is a 6 member ring but fructose is a 5 member ring.
- HFCS has only been around for one general & studies are showing it is having devastating heart consequences.
- Our bodies are designed to run on glucose which is NOT the same as fructose.
- HFCS is 20% sweeter than table sugar.
- 1984 the FDA approved HFCS is GRAS (generally recognized as safe).
The News gets worse.....
Leading brands of commercial infants formulas today contain over 43% corn syrup solid plus additional sucrose bringing infant formula to over 50% sugar. The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued warning about the dangers of children drinking sugar-sweetened drinks such as sodas BUT they are missing how much sugar is in infant & toddlers formulas. Store bought commercial formulas pose the same health risks as a can of soda.
Consumption of large quantities of sugar have been linked to:
- Behavior disorders (ADD, ADHD & anxiety)
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Tooth decay
- Diabetes(insulin resistance)
- Heart disease
- Liver damage
- Chronic Diseases Sugar Toxicity Study
Jan, 5, 2015 Release the first robust study showing there is a difference between high-fructose corn syrup and table sugar at human relevant doses. Research out of the University of Utah biologists fed mice sugar in doses proportional to what many people eat, the fructose-glucose mixture found in high-fructose corn syrup was more toxic than sucrose or table sugar, reducing both the reproduction and lifespan of female rodents. The female mice on the fructose-glucose diet had death rates 1.87% higher than a sucrose diets. They also produced 26.4% less offspring.