Friday, November 26, 2010

Interesting aticle on HFCS Versus Sugar High-Fructose Corn Syrup Worse Than Table Sugar - Study

     I linked to the printer friendly version because it has no ads and is easier to read, link to the original article is that the bottom of that page. If the text is too small hold down control and then scroll your scroll wheel up (sorry mac users, don't know who to do that for you guys).

     Basically this study is to dispel the propaganda that's been floating around like this website. Which is pure propaganda, if you check out their "Web of Trust" ranking it reveals some of the truths behind that site. There's also these ads which are downright ridiculous. They act like it's from corn so it's natural and that you can take it in moderation. The truth is, High Fructose Corn Syrup is in almost everything. Anything you put in your mouth and think "that's sweet!" has High Fructose Corn Syrup. The study tackled what would happen giving mice real sugar water versus High Fructose Corn Syrup water and what was interesting is that although the sweetness of each was identical and the calories were identical, the High Fructose Corn Syrup mouse gained significantly more weight. They hypothesize that this is due to the fact that High Fructose Corn Syrup is super duper processed and thus our bodies don't know how to deal with it. Our bodies have been metabolizing sugar for millions of years so we've gotten pretty good at turning it from sugar to energy with little waste. With High Fructose Corn Syrup though our bodies have a "okay what do I do with this?" reaction and thus we can't convert it to energy and we end up with empty calories. You know how they always say soda has empty calories? Well, that's why!  The extra energy from the High Fructose Corn Syrup that we can't burn gets stored into fat cells which is no good.

1 comment:

  1. I've read something before stating that high consumption of HFCS can lead to insulin intolerance-which basically carries the same symptoms of diabetes, but it's reversible by not consuming HFCS. Pretty interesting that this ultra-refined sugar causes your body's white blood cells to view your own natural insulin as a foreign body and attacks it.