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High Fructose Corn Syrup is the same as Sugar. Really?

Published on May 19, 2012 by in Healthy Eating

I just watched a commercial claiming that high-fructose corn syrup is okay for people to consume and is just the same as other sugars. High-fructose corn syrup has come under a lot of heat for being an unnatural substance that could be harmful to your health and the makers of this controversial ingredient that is found in everything from soda to cereal to ketchup are trying to get you to think there is nothing to worry about. The commercial states that “Sugar is sugar, and your boy can’t tell the difference between corn sugar and cane sugar.”

I could get into a lengthy post about the dangers of high-fructose corn syrup and its negative health effects (maybe another day), but for now I just want to look at the rationale that “sugar is sugar.” Sounds good, but is that really true?

How about fat is fat. The truth is it doesn’t matter where it comes from; avocado or bacon grease, your body can’t tell the difference.

Maybe protein is protein.  Eating almonds is the same is eating pork, because, as we all know, protein is protein and your body can’t tell the difference.

Hopefully my sarcasm proves a point. Sugar is sugar? I don’t think so Mr. High-Fructose Corn Syrup Commercial Maker. I call bull.

 
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