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7 Foods That Keep Us Fat

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Foods Made with High-Fructose Corn Syrup

While the commercials claim that high-fructose corn syrup is fine in moderation, the truth is that the whole problem with high-fructose corn syrup in the first place, is that moderation is seemingly impossible. The syrup interferes with the body’s metabolism so that a person can’t stop eating. It’s truly hard to control cravings because high-fructose corn syrup slows down the secretion of leptin in the body. Leptin is a crucial hormone that tells you that you’re full and to stop eating. That’s why it’s so closely associated with obesity in this country. It’s like an addictive drug.

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9:43AM PST on Nov 2, 2014

Russell L, not everyone shops at Costco, no one is actually held hostage and forced to buy it, there are healthier items to purchase if the consumer wishes to opt for healthier items.

I like to cook from scratch and make my own versions of veggie chips, at least then, I know that it is all organic.

Processed meat or anything else processed is often a problem. Lean pastured raised non-factory farmed red meat is not a problem, it is a protein and serving sizes should be limited to the size of a deck of cards. One hardly needs to eat it every day, there is something called moderation.

HFCS was quite the nasty invention.

7:49AM PDT on Oct 19, 2014

Any CARBONATED beverage.

2:06AM PDT on Oct 19, 2014

Thank you. Potato chips and peanut M & Ms were my downfall.

9:57AM PDT on Oct 15, 2014

Thanks for the information

4:37PM PDT on Sep 18, 2014

So Costco, this is where you buy all this junk in huge mass amounts to shove our faces. Does anyone see that the obesity epidemic started when costco became the shoppers delight? I tell people we have and never will shop there and they look at us like we said we are communist. But blame it on bread and gluten not poor factory pigs suffering.

10:37AM PDT on Sep 15, 2014

good info, thank you

9:01AM PDT on Sep 15, 2014

There's nothing on that list that I eat in any abundance.

2:41AM PDT on Aug 17, 2014

ty

8:40AM PDT on Jul 28, 2014

aka unhealthy foods, noted, thank youu!

9:11PM PDT on May 30, 2014

microwaved meals don't seem to healthy to begin with

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