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High Fructose Corn Syrup Propaganda

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posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 11:10 AM
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"A sugar is a sugar is a sugar."

"HFCS used in foods is between 50 to 55 percent fructose-so chemically, it's virtually identical to table sugar (sucrose), which is 50 percent fructose. Metabolic studies suggest our bodies break down and use HFCS and sucrose the same way...."

Source: Shine(by Yahoo)...Healthy Living, Sunday September 21, 2008

Is high-fructose corn syrup really worse than sugar?



Chemistry doesn't lie. So, it's the chemists who do? I guess it depends on what chemist you ask, huh?




posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 11:56 AM
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Hmm, but chemcally sugar is made of disaccharide. Basically a single mollecule that consists of glucose and fructose. Is HFCS made of dissacharides or simply proportions are the same? 20 engines and 20 car bodies are not the same as 20 working cars. If i am wrong on this - could be - plese deny my ignorance.



posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 12:09 PM
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Originally posted by starcraft
"A sugar is a sugar is a sugar."


Umm, no. Sugar, as we know it, is an artificial construct. You'd have to eat quite a bit of sugar cane to get as much *sucrose* as there is in a couple of spoonsful of table sugar, and even then it doesn't have exactly the same composition (or effect on the body) as table sugar.

Refined carbohydrates, be they HFCS, table sugar, white flour, etc. are not natural and are not anything that the human body was ever intended to cope with.

HFCS may not be any worse than sugar, but then sugar isn't good for us, either. The sugar industry has made sure that the MSM will never tell you that sugar causes health problems in rats at much lower "dosages" than those used to induce cancers in rats using saccharin. The sugar industry got cyclamates (an artificial sweetener which tastes pretty good and doesn't have an aftertaste) banned in the USA, and even though they've continued to use cyclamates in other countries without problems for over 30 years, it's still banned in the US.

It's all about profit, and the companies making this stuff don't care if it's good for us or not. In fact, time and time again they have proven that they will suppress information about negative side effects and health consequences as well as blatantly lying to us to keep us using their products.

Everything that isn't "synthetic" is extracted/refined/processed from "natural" ingredients, and plenty of things that are 100% natural aren't good for you. Try munching on some oleander leaves or eating holly berries or mistletoe. "Natural" does not equate to "harmless" or "good."

I am actually somewhat encouraged to see that enough people have started to be concerned about the safety of HFCS to make the industry worried enough to make these commercials. Hopefully the commercials will have the opposite effect from what is intended and make even more people stop to think about why they are necessary.



posted on Dec, 19 2008 @ 04:10 PM
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If I still had the link I would give it to you. In Israel a Jewish scientist fed sugar to one rat and high fructose to the other. The rat that was fed sugar was fed more then the amount of Fructose fed to the other. Yet even though the Fructose rat ate less, he still gained more weight.






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