There’s a common food ingredient used to thicken sauces and soups that can get your heart racing faster than a pure sugar high.

There’s a common food ingredient used to thicken sauces and soups that can get your heart racing faster than a pure sugar high.

Corn starch is a popular food ingredient that is commonly used to thicken sauces and soups. It can also be used to manufacture bioplastics.

Corn starch is also used on medical products such as condoms and medical gloves.

This ingredient is also vitally important to sufferers of glycogen storage disease. It allows glucose fluctuations to be minimized.

In health terms, a spoonful of corn starch is chemically equivalent to a spoonful of glucose. Within minutes of swallowing the corn starch, it is being converted into pure glucose in your digestive tract.

The concerning fact is that food producers reduce the cost of production by adding large amount of corn starch. What is especially scary about this fact is that this ingredient can often contribute to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

It is often claimed that this product contains all-natural ingredients, but the process may actually involve artificial and synthetic agents. This may also include corn syrup which has been derived from GMO crops, which can lead to further health risks

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