Fat tax on fizzy drinks

Pamper you mum on Mother's Day with a herbal

Open Quote "Fructose, a sugar found in high-fructose corn syrup is directly metabolized by the liver, rather than activating our normal hormonal controls of sugar in the body such as insulin," explains Lucy Stephens, a nutritionist, herbalist and clinical psychonueroimmunologist, to Latin Times. "The byproducts of fructose metabolism are uric acid (high levels of which can lead to gout) and triglyceride levels." Stephens adds: "Studies also show that consumption of drinks containing high-fructose corn syrup increase waist and hip circumferences, body fat, and body mass index. Evolution shows us that our only sources of sugar as we evolved were fruits or honey and those only when in season. Our metabolism is not designed to cope with the amount of sugar that we put in it in today's environment and high-fructose corn syrup contributes to this." Close Quote