Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Is high-fructose corn syrup the devil?
I have always assumed that High-Fructose Corn Syrup was toxic and was contributing to the obesity of this country. It sounds like there is still a big debate on wheather it is acutally worse than sugar. This site looks at some of the tests that have been done and breaks it down pretty well.
The scary part of this whole thing is that we are worried about HFCS replacing sugar and being worse, when it appears that we are actually adding the consupmtion of HFCS to our regular sugar intake. So whether it is worse or not right now is not the issue, it is that it is increasing our intake of sugar and sweeteners as a whole.