View Full Version : Study Finds High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contains Mercury

14th April 2009, 08:47 AM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 01831.html (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/26/AR2009012601831.html)

Quite worrying. I wonder if it's actually enough to harm us. The amount of pesticide in our food due to spraying is supposed to be so small that it doesn't even matter. Though what's also troubling is all the talk on the dangers of aspartame. It seems that nothing is safe.

14th April 2009, 12:47 PM
Actually it's sucralose the one I worry about, because they market it as 'safe and natural' for children, all the ads show mom baking cupcakes and putting it on cereal and such, and the initial tests for it showed horrible results on newborn rats (thymus gland defects). The worst part is that they say it's natural, because it's "made from sugar".
But what it is is chlorine atoms stuck in the sugar chain, making it "too large to be absorbed", thus insisting we don't absorb it. Yet subsequent studies show that some of it is absorbed. Really, you'd think they'd know better than to put more chlorine in our systems.....
if you have problems with blood sugar, there are healthier natural alternatives, such as stevia, which is the actual juice of a leaf of a plant. I'm sure they'll find a way to mess it up, but so far it's still un-screwed-around-with.

14th April 2009, 02:36 PM
Not really worried about high blood pressure. Sometimes I wonder if maybe I have the opposite. :lol: Though I admit diabeties is a bit of a worry for me. I've been looking into some of my symptoms as they seem to fit with diabeties. Though I'm thinking maybe I'm worrying about nothing. Though now I think maybe I'm worrying about worrying about nothing. I think I may worry too much recently. :lol:

Anyway, I should probably try and get some rest now. Maybe just a few more episodes of Doctor Who...