Dangers of fructose, corn syrup and soda

Tana Amen, BSN, RN Nutrition & Lifestyle Expert, shares advice for parents on the dangers that too much fructose, corn syrup, and soda can pose for kids
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Dangers of fructose, corn syrup and soda

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So the dangers of fructose and corn syrup, those are actually two separate questions because corn syrup is actually just another type of sugar, and it's slightly higher in fructose than other sugars, but it's really just another type of sugar that has a bit more fructose. Fructose is actually the problem. So, fructose is toxic to your liver. Another word for toxin is poison. It's poison to your liver, so one of the issues I have with all these "low glycemic" sweeteners, the darling daughters right now that are out there--I won't name them by name--but they're toxic to your liver. They don't actually spike blood sugar, which is why everybody loves them, but one of the reasons they don't spike blood sugar is they don't actually go into your bloodstream, they go straight to your liver to be detoxified like all poisons do. So, one thing I sometimes tell my clients when I'm coaching them is if you don't like your children, give them soda or sweetened fruit juice because it's really bad for them. It causes non-alcoholic fatty liver.

Tana Amen, BSN, RN Nutrition & Lifestyle Expert, shares advice for parents on the dangers that too much fructose, corn syrup, and soda can pose for kids

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Tana Amen is affectionately known as “The Brain Doctor’s Wife.” Working alongside her husband, award-winning physician and New York Times best-selling author Daniel Amen, Tana is a highly respected health and fitness expert, who graduated magna cum laude from Loma Linda University’s nursing program.  After school Tana spent years working at Loma Linda’s in their level A trauma unit as a neurosurgical intensive care nurse, taking care of some of the sickest patients in the hospital.  There she learned firsthand the value of diet and nutrition on brain health. Tana is the author of 4 highly successful books, including three brain healthy cookbooks and a coaching guide. Tana is one of the main consultants to The Daniel Plan, Pastor Rick Warren and Saddleback Churches’ Plan to get the world healthy through religious organizations. After the first year the church lost 250,000 pounds, but weight loss was only one of the stunning side effects of getting truly healthy.  Other common effects of The Daniel Plan were increased energy, better focus and mood, and a reduction of many medications for the participants. In May of 2013, Tana’s new book, The Omni Diet: 2 Weeks to Lose Weight, Reverse Illness and Control Your Genes will be out.

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