Friday, April 3, 2009

Day 367- Nutrition Bite

Facts about HFCS
The interesting fact about high fructose corn syrup is that it is metabolized in a totally different way than other carbohydrates. It does not stimulate or require insulin for transportation to the cells. Since there is no need for insulin release, there is also no secretion of leptin(hormone controlling hunger). Therefore the feeling of satiety is altered—you continue to eat and possible overeat. The researchers found increased body fat in the mice that drank the fructose-sweetened water and soft drinks—even though these animals decreased the amount of calories they ate from solid foods.

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