Avoid the Hidden Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup (Video)

Why and how to keep this sweetener out of your diet

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High fructose corn syrup has crept into more of our foods over the last few decades. It’s cheaper and sweeter than sugar, and it is much more quickly absorbed by the body. Eating too much high fructose corn syrup can lead to insulin resistance, obesity, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

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In this video, Mark Hyman, MD, talks about the many ill effects of high fructose corn syrup, and he offers strategies to avoid it. He says this sweetener can only be processed by the liver, causing what he calls a “fat production factory” in your body.

Dr. Hyman says when you see high fructose corn syrup on a label, it signals poor quality food you want to avoid. Watch to learn more.

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Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman, MD, is Director for the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, Chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine and founder of The UltraWellness Center.