We know it’s bad for us, and reading labels can only take you so far. Even now the labels are being altered, more so than the sticky goo itself, so those of us who knew what to look for don’t even see it. I made mention of the tricky labels in an earlier post. Today, courtesy of http://www.3fatchicks.com/, I bring you the reasons why we should boycott this nasty syrup, and why the European Union outlawed it years ago.
Reason #1: Increase in Bad (LDL) Cholesterol and Triglycerides
Typically, over-consuming sugar will result in metabolic hindrances. High fructose corn syrup causes a major increase in insulin and leptin resistance, two key factors that help metabolize food into energy. Your body will encounter increased levels of bad cholesterol because the metabolized sugar turns to fat, in turn elevating triglyceride levels, also known as fat storages.
Reason #2: Risk of Heart Attack and Heart Disease Read more...(840 words, estimated 3:22 mins reading time)
Misfile is an online comic that is done by Chris Hazelton who has worked on many film productions including “End of Days“, “The Hurricane“, “Thirteen Days” and “Spy Game“. But this review is about the online comic itself and not that of Chris :) Misfile start as a teen is just waking up. Scratch that, I just looked again and see that it start with an argument in Heaven and an angel getting kicked out until they are called back. Then the kid wakes up rather confused. You see Ash, the main character in the story, went to sleep as a boy and the whole world knew him as a boy but now he is a she and with a rack to boot. Talk about confusion, you still have all the urges and desires of a male but now are stuck in the body of a female. Just as Ash is freaking out the angel that was kicked out shows up to explain that he is the reason ash is the way that he is. He also further explains that the entire world thinks Ash is a female and remember Ash as always being female. Can you just imagine waking up and being something totally drastically different then you went to sleep? Even the size of Ash’s feet and body have changed to where it makes things even more awkward. The author, Chris, dose a great job in telling the story and it shows. Read more...(635 words, 4 images, estimated 2:32 mins reading time)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is one of my more favorite films. With Sean Connery as Allan Quatermain in it why wouldn’t it be. It also stars Naseeruddin Shah as Captain Nemo, Peta Wilson as Mina Harker, Tony Curran as Rodney Skinner (An Invisible Man), Stuart Townsend as Dorian Gray, Shane West as Tom Sawyer and Jason Flemyng as Dr. Henry Jekyll. To be honest I don’t remember seeing any of the other actors till I saw LXG, but then I actually had to look up the names, all except Connery, for this review. I know I have seen this film at least half a dozen times or more and is definitely one of the films I am always re-watching. Read more...(638 words, 28 images, estimated 2:33 mins reading time)
The Karate Kid staring Ralph Macchio and Noriyuki Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi. It is one hell of a film and I am glad to hear that they have cast Jackie Chan as the next instructor for The Karate Kid. Pats performance in all of the Katate Kid films is just fantastic. He portrays a war hero from WWII who won the Medal Of Honor for fighting for the United States against Germany. That is just a bit of his back story. Much much more is explained about him past in successful films, but since this review is about the one film, I will leave here only what is known from the first film. Read more...(414 words, estimated 1:39 mins reading time)
Om my gods I can not believe this, they just applied for a damned name change and before they are even given the go ahead they are already using it. I AM ALLERGIC TO HFCS DAMNIT!!!!!!!!!!
Cultured Corn Sugar is actually High Fructose Corn Syrup and let me tell you what it does to me. 4 years ago I quit smoking and felt great. I started to loose weight and my skin was clearing up and then something happened. I started to eat more processed foods and all the sudden I could not stop eating. I was always hungry and CRAVED nicotine. I figured out by process of elimination that it was 2 things in my diet that was being put into everything that I was buying. Those 2 items were HFCS and Dextrose. I don’t care what the flippin corn growers association and their team of well paid off doctors and scientists say that stuff is POISON. There is no way that you are going to convince me otherwise of that fact since you can clearly see that since it is used in everything kids have gotten fatter and people have just been getting dumber. How the hell can you actually learn anything if you are constantly stuffing your face full of the crap that they want you to buy over and over again. Read more...(616 words, estimated 2:28 mins reading time)