After my six-way heart bypass operation in 1990 my wife and I opened the Vital Life Center, a fitness club for the "over 40 crowd.
At the time high fructose corn syrup dangers were not widely recognized.
In the "olden days" when I was growing up, the sweeteners of choice were sugar or honey. In these modern times food manufacturers almost exclusively use high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), and crystalline fructose to satisfy the public's desire for sweetness.
One of the key high fructose corn syrup dangers is that these chemically altered, artificial sweeteners have natural sounding names such as "fructose" and "crystalline fructose", but when it comes to actually being heart healthy, they fail the test miserably.
They raise triglycerides, which increases risk of heart disease and robs your body of critical nutrients, enzymes and antioxidants.
These tasty, sugary liquids travel directly to the liver which converts them to body fat within 60 minutes of eating.
You may not be pleased to learn the sad truth about these sweeteners commonly used in soft drinks and thousands of packaged foods. You will find them in all the name brand soft drinks, including Coca Cola's Vitamin Water.
High fructose corn syrup is the sugar substitutes of choice by food processors in so called heart healthy foods and drinks, such as Ocean Spray cranberry cocktail, Yoplait Yogurt and brand name energy bars and salad dressings.
"High fructose corn syrup literally floods your bloodstream, overwhelming your liver's processing capacity. This can lead to liver damage not unlike the kind that afflicts alcoholics."
Consider these little-known crystalline fructose and high fructose corn syrup facts that you won't find on the maufacturer's food labels:
Researchers have shown that high fructose corn syrup, unlike sucrose (sugar), fails to prompt the production of the hormones that help us regulate appetite and fat storage. This sets the stage for adding body fat to unwanted places.
Since HFCS and it's healthy sounding cousin, crystalline fructose are in practically everything we love it's very difficult to avoid it completely.
And if are waiting for the food industry to help you eat healthier foods and lose weight I'm afraid you will be waiting for a long, long time.
Even if you eliminated HFCS from your diet, it wouldn't repair the damage that has already been done. There's another step you have to take first.
He created his Fat Loss Factor program... to help your body repair the damage from toxins like HFCS... and lose a lot of weight in the process.
People often think that special "belly fat exercises" will melt away the fat. It's not quite that simple.
New research about how our body works has revealed how we can supercharge our sluggish metabolism and win the belly fat battle of the bulge.
And the good news is that you dont have to give up all of your favorite foods, count calories or spend hours in the fitness center.
You may, however, have to unlearn a few things you thought you knew about eating exercise and weight loss.
After 20 years in the fitness business (and even writing a book titled Fresh Start Weight Loss for Life I pretty much thought I had this all figured out.
I discovered there was more to learn.
Dr. Charles, a Certified Wellness Practioner in Indiana, has developed a comprehensive How To Lose Body Fat Program, that he calls The Fat Factor.
I have to admit I was a little skeptical when I first heard about it, but as I learned more I was surprised by his examination of all of the key factors to lose belly fat quickly and naturally.
This is not a weight loss diet or diet pill, or "kill yourself" exercise program.
It is a common sense approach to losing surplus body fat, while increasing energy and improving your health. And the best thing is that it's easy to follow.
Some people may think he goes into too much detail as he explains how our bodies work and why women have more difficulty losing belly fat than men. However, he uses lots of illustrations and images to make it easy to understand.
If you or one of your loved ones have a belly fat problem, or just want to lose a few pounds and keep it off, I recommend you give Dr. Charles Fat Factor program a hard look, and let me know what you think.
Dr. Charles is an author, certified wellness practitioner, chiropractic physician, and certified nutritionist.
Even if you eliminated HFCS from your diet, it wouldn't repair the damage that has already been done. Dr. Charles shows you another step that will help you achieve this quickly.
Dr. Charles created his Fat Loss Factor program... to help your body repair the damage from toxins like HFCS... and lose a lot of weight in the process.
The video on his website will give you more details and has a lot of helpful free information about how to lose weight...and keep it off.
His cutting-edge therapies and reputation for solving some of the most difficult-to-diagnose cases attract patients from around the world.
If you have tried a lot of different plans, and found that the idea of sticking to a strict one just doesn't work, the Fat Factor Program may be the answer you've been looking for.
It is an easy program to follow and stick with because it does not deprive you of the foods you love.
The Fat Factor program super charges your metabolism and gets rid of surplus belly fat and love handles. In short...it works!
In other words, it has everything you need to be successful.
I'm here to be your advisor, help you avoid the pitfalls and false starts that I have made, and guide you to the cure for heart disease.
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