FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IS AS ADDICTIVE AS COCAINE, BUT YOU MAY NOT KNOW YOU'RE EATING IT

 

Canadian researchers have found that high-fructose corn syrup can cause behavioral reactions in rats 'similar to those produced by drugs of abuse, such as cocaine.'

The researchers said that their findings suggested there was an addictive quality to foods that contain high levels of high-fructose corn syrup which could partly explain the current obesity epidemic.

Another thing to consider is that high-fructose corn syrup hides in fast food meals as one of the main ingredients in everything from burger buns and sauces to soft drinks.

High fructose corn syrup was discovered in the 1950s, but it wasn't until the '70s that it became widely used.