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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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9:11PM PDT on May 30, 2014

microwaved meals don't seem to healthy to begin with

9:23AM PDT on May 28, 2014

I noticed that when i am very stressed I tend to gorge on crisps.

Like Claire J's idea, I roast sweet potatoes in a similar way then add some olive oil, a bit of salt and pepper plus some rosemary.

8:47AM PDT on May 28, 2014

Summerannie M. - are you saying that the microwave caused the Alzheimers ?

12:56AM PDT on Mar 12, 2014

always use a microwave to heat up all the food they had pre cooked.
She now has serious Alzheimers.

12:54AM PDT on Mar 12, 2014

Thanks for the interesting article. My 3rd cousin would make copious dinners for him, his wife and family. The family moved on and he insisted that his wife always

8:07AM PST on Mar 8, 2014

Informative, thanks!!

11:49AM PST on Jan 27, 2014

Good post!

6:52AM PST on Jan 25, 2014

thanks for sharing.

4:36PM PST on Jan 1, 2014

Yum

3:52AM PST on Dec 21, 2013

Hmmm
I put on weight with all kinds of food.

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