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  1. #1
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    Feb 2004

    Fruit Juices..what is in them that you should avoid

    The Negative Effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup on the Human Body Obesity, Diabetes and Kidney Failure HFCS changes the balance of nutrients, and can lead to problems with vitamin and mineral deficiency. There was an increase in heart and liver disease, heart failure, loss of minerals, osteoporosis, micronutrients, accelerated aging, and copper deficiency.* liver disease,* . Coronary artery disease and an eventual heart attack or stroke : magnesium leading to Osteoporosis and speeds up bone loss that occurs naturally with aging.* Osteoporosis most commonly affects the bones in the hip, wrist, and spine. If not prevented osteoporosis triggers bone fragility to the point of bone fracture; this can cause permanent damage, deformity or death. Fractures in the spine are especially harmful and result in a loss of height, severe back pain, and deformity.

    Diets containing large amounts of high fructose corn syrup pose a threat to micronutrients simply because it is not a source of enzymes or vitamins affects the balance of micronutrients in the body which are are only needed in very tiny amounts by the body. Micronutrients help to fight the damaging effects of free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive forms of oxygen. Without micronutrients, the oxygen balance in the brain is not maintained. This is particularly important because the brain needs ten times more oxygen than the rest of the body. Micronutrients are also responsible for allowing the body to make enzymes and hormones and other substances needed for proper growth and development Some examples of micronutrients needed in a healthy diet are vitamin E, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and selenium. Selenium is needed for antioxidant enzyme systems to function correctly. Another result of oxidative damage is the effect it has on the aging process. ccelerate the aging process*.

    Copper deficiency may create a host of problems including: bone fragility, anemia, defects in connective tissue, arteries, and bone, infertility, heart arrhythmias, high cholesterol levels, heart attacks, and an inability to control blood sugar levels* irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. Other people who are more susceptible to the effects of high fructose corn syrup include: hyperinsulinemic, hypertriglyceridemic, non-insulin dependent diabetic people and postmenopausal women. The consumption of high fructose corn syrup has been proved to have many negative effects including gout (which causes the joints to hurt) and heart disease.

    Gout Acute stage - symptoms usually lasting five to 10 days
    sudden attack of joint pain, swelling, joints feel hot, tender and look dusty red or bruised

    Gout Intercritical stage - symptom-free intervals between gout episodes. Most people have a second attack from six months to two years, while others are symptom-free for five to 10 years.

    Chronic stage- persistently painful joints, joint stiffness, limited motion of affect joint. In other words, chronic pain.


    Good foods without high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, Splenda or MSG.

    High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) made by treating corn (usually genetically modified corn) with a variety of enzymes, is cheaper than most other sweeteners. Manufacturers are using it instead of sugar, in everything they can, in order to increase their profit margin. It is no wonder that consumption of high fructose corn syrup went from zero in 1966 to 62.6 pounds per person in 2001!

    A 12 oz can of soda can contain as much as 13 teaspoons of sugar in the from of high fructose corn syrup. Epidemic obesity is one of the problems we are seeng from HFCS. Fructose does not stimulate insulin production and also fails to turn off the appetite and control body weight. Fructose does not suppress the hormone (ghrelin) that works to increase hunger.


    Research suggests that high fructose corn sweeteners promotes diabetes more readily than glucose. Glucose is metabolized in every cell in the body but all fructose must be metabolized in the liver.

    Fructose reduces the affinity of insulin for its receptor, which is the hallmark of type-2 diabetes. This is the first step for glucose to enter a cell and be metabolized. As a result, the body needs to pump out more insulin to handle the same amount of glucose.High fructose corn sweeteners may contribute to diabetic complications
    The livers of test animals fed large amounts of high fructose corn sweeteners develop fatty deposits and cirrhosis, similar to problems that develop in the livers of alcoholics.

    And it isn't just diabetics who should be concerned! High Fructose Corn Syrup increases the risk of:

    • heart disease
    • osteoporosis
    • adult onset diabetes mellitus
    • acelerated aging
    • bone fragility
    • anemia
    • ischemic heart disease (interferes with the heart’s use of key minerals like magnesium, copper and chromium.)
    • defective connective tissue formation
    • gout (which is a sudden attack of joint pain, swelling, joints feel hot, tender.) Chronic stage gout- persistently painful joints, joint stiffness, limited motion of affected joint.

    • has no vitamins or minerals
    • elevates blood cholesterol levels
    • creates blood clots.
    • [B]inhibits the action of white blood cells so that they are unable to defend the body against harmful foreign invaders.
    • causes weight gain-increased body weight
    • decrease in protein quality and a toxicity of protein in the body.
    • accelerates aging through oxidative damage.
    • clinical complications of diabetes.
    • Diarrhea can be a consequence.
    • functional bowel disease -gastrointestinal distress may be provoked by fructose.
    • interacts with oral contraceptives and elevates insulin levels in women on "the pill."
    • produces higher kidney calcium concentrations than glucose.
    • mineral losses of iron, magnesium, calcium, and zinc in fecal excretions.
    • converts to fat more than any other sugar. This may be one of the reasons Americans continue to get fatter.
    • inhibits copper metabolism which leads tobone fragility, anemia, defects of the connective tissue, arteries, and bone, infertility, heart arrhythmias, high cholesterol levels, heart attacks, and an inability to control blood sugar levels.

    READ THE LABELS- Since the 1990's, virtually all non-diet soft drinks--including most popular fruit drinks and sports drinks--have been sweetened with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Corn sweeteners, primarily HFCS, have eclipsed regular sugar as the sweetening agent for mose beverage and food manufacutrers.

    I have been able to find frozen canned orange juice, grapefruit juice, bottles of cranberry juice that do not have high fructose corn syrup or sweeteners. I did notice my barbecue sauce bottle, spaghetti sauce, Capri Sun,Sunny Delight, Snapple, Hawaiian Punch, Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice, most energy drinks, Yahoo, Arizona Tea, SoBe Beverages, cookies, ice cream, Campbell Soups, Heinz ketchup, Ragu, Aunt Jemima syrup, Hershey's Syrup, Breyers yogurt, Kraft Barbecue Sauce, Smuckers Preserves, many breakfast cereals and lots of other things do have it. Pick random soft drinks — including juices and enhanced waters — and read the label. Chances are the first or second ingredient will be HFCS.

    Look at the labels of other items in which you would never expect to find any sweeteners, like ketchup, tomato sauce, cereal, and crackers. HCFS is everywhere; in one day it is entirely possible that 80% of the processed food you consume is chock–full of HCFS.

    HFCS and other manipulated fructose sugars can undermine your metabolism, leading to weight gain, high triglyceride levels, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and obesity. Research continues to show that overconsumption of these altered sugars is a growing health hazard — at the same time food manufacturers make it increasingly hard to avoid them!

    In the 1970's, children consumed twice as much milk as soft drinks. Today they consume twice as many soft drinks as milk. One study from the University of North Carolina said teenagers have nearly tripled their intake of sweetened juices and soft drinks.

    HFCS high fructose corn syrup is responsible for a dangerous epidemic of obesity and diabetes.

    Last edited by girltalk; 03-30-2007 at 12:56 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    If you try to skip foods made with corn sweeteners skip Aspartame/ Nutrasweet/Equal or Splenda, which are also bad for you. It is much better to use regular sugar, albeit, sparingly.

    ASPARTAME- I have had some problems with memory when I use Aspartame! I can be sitting at my computer and not remember what I was just doing! Back in the early to mid 1980's I was inhaling that junk in everything and I was having two periods a month! A co-worker was diagnosed with MS, at that time and her symptoms were worse with eveything she ate/drank with Nutrasweet/ (Aspartame/Equal). An RN) warned me to stay away from Nutrasweet/Aspartame/Equal from information they were receiving.

    Huge website about it.... linking the symptoms of fibramyalgia, chronic fatigue and more to aspartame

    See all 92 symptoms here but for now, here are a few of them:

    • Anxiety attacks
    • arthritis
    • Bloating, Edema (Fluid Retention)
    • Blood Sugar Control Problems (Hypoglycemia or Hyperglycemia)
    • can't think straight
    • Pains
    • Chronic Fatigue
    • Confusion
    • Depression
    • Dizziness
    • Excessive Thirst or Hunger
    • fatigue
    • feel "unreal"
    • Headaches/Migraines dizziness
    • Heart palpitations
    • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • inability to concentrate
    • Insomnia
    • Irritability
    • Itching
    • Joint Pains
    • "like thinking in a fog"
    • Memory loss
    • Menstrual Problems or Changes
    • Migraines and Severe Headaches
    • Muscle spasms
    • Nausea or Vomiting
    • Numbness or Tingling of Extremities
    • Panic Attacks
    • Phobias
    • poor memory
    • Rapid Heart Beat
    • Rashes
    • Slurring of Speech
    • Tremors
    • Tinnitus
    • Vertigo
    • Vision Loss
    • Weight gain

    Aspartame Disease Mimics Symptoms or Worsens the Following Diseases

    Fibromyalgia, Arthritis,Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's Disease, Lupus,
    Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS),Diabetes and Diabetic Complications,
    Epilepsy, Alzheimer's Disease,Birth Defects,Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
    Lymphoma, Lyme Disease,Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD),
    Panic Disorder, Depression and other Psychological Disorders.

    If you are having trouble with any of these do NOT use Aspartame.

    We should start a list of things we find that contain Phenylalanine. (The 1976 Groliers encyclopedia states cancer cannot live without phenylalanine. Phenylalanine makes up 50% of aspartame.)
    Even Listerine PocketPaks Oral Care Strips contain them!

    The problem with sucralose, as it was with aspartame, is that it was rushed through the FDA approval processes without thorough, long-term, independent testing to prove or disprove its potential health hazards. The information is only now being considered by independent organizations and watch groups. We have to read and understnd what the labels tell us we will be putting into our bodies! Even some coffee creamers may contain Splenda!

    Based upon information supplied to us by our visitors, we note the following possible side effects from consumption of sucralose. Note how many of them are the same as someone suffering from fibromyalgia :

    abdominal pain
    migraines (severe headaches)
    heart palpitations (fluttering, irregular heartbeats)
    shortness of breath
    depression or overwhelming anxiety
    spaced-out or drugged sensation
    joint pain

    Aspartame and Splenda Dangers Artificial sweetners are potentially dangerous. They are being used in such large quantities by a diet conscious generation that our health is being ruined at a lightning speed. (Have you ever known so many people suffering from chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia?)

    Read these articles:



    Check this list: or better yet, google under the keywords splenda FDA and see the truth for yourself. The FDA initially did NOT approve it and they did NOT do their own testing.
    Last edited by girltalk; 03-26-2007 at 08:30 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    i only buy 100% juice. besides, it tastes better and it's a lot better for you. i always find any type of juice to be too sweet for me, so i usually water it down so it's about 1/2 juice and 1/2 water. that's pretty much all i drink, water and real juice.

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  5. #5
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    Oct 2006
    Thanks, valkaz.

    This aspartame story never seems to die......

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Central NY
    I drink a super fruit juice new on the market.

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