Thursday, April 10, 2008

Day 10-Nutritional Bite

What is the difference and similarities between High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) and sugar? HFCS comes from corn while sugar comes from sugar cane and sugar beets. They both go through enzymatic processing, and debates continue on which is the most harmful sugar or HFCS . Experts say the increased consumption of HFCS and sugars are a major factor for the rise in obesity and diabetes in America. Chi-Tang Ho, a food scientist, found that soft drinks sweetened with HFCS are up to 10 times richer in harmful carbonyl compounds than a diet soft drink. Carbonyl compounds are elevated in diabetics and blamed for causing diabetic complications.

Sugar Preacher's Experience
Yesterday, my uncle asked me about the differences between HFCS and sugar and the negative benefits of each. Thousands of books have been written on this topic, and the subject is very controversial. Scientific research does link the rise of obesity to the overconsumption of HFCS and sugars. Thus, stay away from these substances, or at least reduce them.

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