Become a Label Reader

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What Supplement Should I Take?

High Fructose Corn Syrup

(Taken from Mike McCaffrey’s book, How To Live a Long Healthy Life)


High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is the cheapest sweetener AND preservative available to the processed food manufacturers. It was added to the food supply in the mid-1980’s, triggering both the obesity and diabetes epidemics of today.

When a person eats or drinks anything where HFCS is present, the body’s ability to use or burn fat for energy is stopped. Think of your fat burning switch being turned off.

Here’s the message up front:

You must become a label reader to succeed in transforming your body. This is the only way to ensure you are not unknowingly consuming ingredients that will sabotage your goals. The individuals that have no interest in reading the ingredients hidden in the foods they eat continue to remain disappointed as to why they are not achieving results. They only have themselves to blame. Reading and understanding ingredient labels is fundamental to a healthy lean body.

As a health educator for more than 40 years, I’ve witnessed so many people sabotage their success by unknowingly consuming processed chemical ingredients. These chemical ingredients slow the metabolism and make it nearly impossible to succeed in losing body fat. These people refuse to take a few seconds to read the label. Their approach is to spend countless HOURS doing cardio exercises in their attempt to reduce fat. These endless hours could have been avoided had they taken SECONDS to read labels resulting in a more intelligent and effective game plan.


One specific example is the ingredient High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). By consuming anything with HFCS, you are absolutely SABOTAGING YOUR HEALTH and your ability to lose body fat.

The individuals that show no interest in reading the ingredients hidden in the foods they eat are the same individuals that remain surprised and disappointed as to why they are not achieving results. Reading labels is fundamental to a healthy lean body.

HFCS is so important for you to understand, it justifies its own chapter.

HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) is placed in many foods as a sweetener and/or preservative. For example, some condiments contain HFCS and some don’t, so buy the brands free of HFCS. If you were to search our family kitchen cabinets and refrigerator you would not find one product with HFCS. You want to be able to make the same statement of your own kitchen. HFCS stops fat loss, so complete avoidance is necessary, it’s that simple. Finding a kitchen free of HFCS is not the case for most people and this is one specific example why most people continue to struggle with losing fat. The solution is easy… Read the label on the product before you buy it.

HFCS is one of the single most common ingredient in all processed, prepared, and prepackaged foods.


Double purpose

It serves a double purpose for the food industry. It is the cheapest sweetener as well as the cheapest preservative used in the industry. It is used to keep food production costs as low as possible.

This one ingredient is SINGLE-HANDEDLY responsible for both the OBESITY and DIABETES epidemic. As shown in the following graph the percentage of obese population remained essentially unchanged until the 1980’s. Then HFCS was added to the food industry.

The governments of North America (Canada, USA and Mexico) have known this for decades yet have turned their heads in favor of enhancing the profits for the food industry. HFCS plays a direct roll in funding and fueling the diabetes, obesity and cardio vascular disease industries. Yes, I am calling these ‘preventable disease industries.’

The harm done is devastating. HFCS stimulates fat being stored in the liver. This can lead to liver damage, obesity, pre-diabetes and type II diabetes. HFCS is associated with increased high blood pressure. HFCS has been shown to create holes in the lining of the intestine, resulting in intestinal permeability aka leaky gut syndrome.








This was an extract from nutrition expert, Mike McCaffrey’s book, How To Live a Long Healthy Life………available here soon.