High fructose corn syrup is bad news in so many ways. First off, fructose is not the benign sugar that it has been widely acclaimed to be. Its low Glycemic Index means nothing. Fructose is the most lipogenic (fat building) sugar of all, even more than table sugar.
Take a look at a surprising article that cites the latest research on the most pervasive sugar in processed foods and sweetened drinks:
Researchers at Princeton have shown that if you keep the number of calories the same, rats eating high-fructose corn syrup “gained significantly more weight” than rats who ate table sugar.
I must admit that I used to talk about fructose and high fructose corn syrup in glowing terms. Then I discovered the real research. This is one food additive to keep off your diet if you want to stay trim, that’s for sure.
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