Leave that soda alone! Drink water. Or green tea. Or coffee…
High-fructose corn syrup, in soda and in many prepared foods, is poorly metabolized by the body. Uric acid, which can cause gout, accumulates when people take in fructose.
Moreover, a new study in humans shows that high fructose intake wreaks havoc on the body:
- Increases in BP
- Elevates triglycerides
- Lowers HDL (good cholesterol)
- Reduces glucose tolerance (a precursor to diabetes); produces metabolic syndrome