Sugar vs. high fructose corn syrup

By FiTori

Baby Steps? | Sugar vs. HFCS

In this country, with our obesity epidemic and greed appearing to be more important than health, I am glad to see any improvement in the way of health…..but was this recent change by PepsiCo for America’s health? Um, no! I’m sure not. They have said they think there’s nothing wrong with HFCS and it’s “exactly the same” as sugar.  So, they are doing it… sell a product! Surprise!

I think we were all disturbed to see the ad campaign last year selling HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) as “essentially the same” as sugar. That’s true, but not. Yes, they are BOTH bad for our bodies. SUGAR is the culprit in our country for obesity, heart disease, diabetes, etc.  (It’s not usually fat, it’s usually sugar!) So, yes, they’re both bad, BUT we should be eating real foods as often as can! And, any processing or refining is chemically changing our food, which is bad. Do we want to eat food? Or do we want to eat a science experiment? I want to eat food.

Now, is “sugar”as it is found on this ingredient label a real food or a processed food? It’s a processed food. When sugar is listed it’s usually “refined” sugar as we know it….the stuff we grew up with. BUT, there are more natural version of sugar such as “evaporated cane...

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By FiTori| April 15, 2011
Categories:  Eat
Keywords:  EatEating Well

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