High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is an artificially synthesized corn sweetener that acts like a fat on the brain, and, unlike regular “fructose” can only be turned by your body into fats that are hard to lose, similar to beer, but without the “stops” of alcohol or fiber. Popular in boxed foods and sodas for being both cheap and addictive, it is a leading cause in obesity.  Read more.

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