Get your Exercise and Get Rid of the Corn Syrup: Health Update

Recent health studies have confirmed that interval training is the most effective form of cardio training and high fructose corn syrup causes greater weight gain than other sugars.

Professor Martin Gibala of Canada’s McMaster University concluded that “Doing 10 one-minute sprints on a standard stationary bike with about one minute of rest in between, three times a week, works as well in improving muscle as many hours of conventional long-term biking less strenuously.”1 With years of personal experience doing only interval running and biking, I can attest to the effectiveness of interval training. Not only does it help motivate me to just do it because of the minimal time commitment required, but it is the best format of cardio to elevate metabolism. Continue Reading →

Excuse me, there is Mercury in your Corn Syrup

So corn syrup, otherwise known as HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) has gotten a lot of bad rap lately. Corn syrup is in loads of processed foods and drinks contributing to obesity,diabetes, DNA damage, and unhealthy eating habits in the majority of Americans. HFCS is made from the same type of corn crop that is used to make Ethanol used to fuel E-85 vehicles. But recently, we may have yet another reason (like there aren’t enough) to avoid Corn Syrup. Read on… Continue Reading →

Studies have linked Corn Syrup to DNA damage in humans

Recent studies have linked HMF to DNA damage in humans and it also might be the answer to why bees are dying at an alarming rate. HMF is a chemical that is created in High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) when it is heated above 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Most products on American grocer shelves contain HFCS that has been heated during processing. HMF has been shown to cause DNA damage in humans and to kill bees. Many high volume producing bee farms feed their bees HFCS that can reach high temps in summer sun, releasing HMF. Natural beekeepers or bees that produce honey from pollination do not exhibit signs of HMF poisoning.

High Fructose Corn Syrup is easy to avoid if you eat a healthy diet. Avoid the shelves in your grocer and stick to the perimeter of the store where all the refrigerated and fresh items can be found. Fruits, veggies, meats, grains. If it can “keep” on the shelf for over a week, it probably has preservatives and HFCS in it. Evolutionary, we are not designed to handle high volumes of sugar, chemicals or canned foods. Our ancestors would have eaten small amounts every 2-3 hours as they foraged and collected food. The human body is best served by eating small portions every 2-3 hours. The food ingested should be natural and not chemically altered or preserved. Continue Reading →