Surprise-Suprise High Fructose Corn Syrup Causes More Weight Gain

Don’t you hate those commercials for high fructose corn syrup. They remind me of a drug dealer giving a kid his first joint free. “Just take a little it won’t hurt you”. A pitiful attempt by the food companies to deceive you. A recent Princeton study reported in The Stone Hearth Newsletter again demonstrated that sugar and high fructose corn syrup are not the same. I don’t know why, but the proof keeps hitting us in the face. Look for high fructose corn syrup on the label. If it is ingredient one or two, skip the product. Amazingly it is the number two ingredient in ketchup. I now buy organic, HFCS free, ketchup.

10 Responses to “Surprise-Suprise High Fructose Corn Syrup Causes More Weight Gain”

  1. I did an extensive search and could not find the actual article. I’m not for HFCS but I need to read it first to see its quality and criteria. For one, it’s important to know the exercise levels of the rats in the experiment(s). Even Robert Lustig, well-known expert hater of fructose, acknowledges that it has very different effects on a glycogen-deprived being. It’s pretty well regarded that fructose improves glycogen repletion.

    Granted very little of our nation does glycogen-depleting exercise but fructose presents some upside for a vigorously athletic population. Either way, these experiments are steps well taken.

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  3. Glad to hear not everyone is believing everything they see on TV. Hmmm! Thanks for sharing your thoughts Coach Boyle!

  4. mboyle1959 Says:

    Here’s another thought. If people have to spend time and money to convince you something is good for you, it probably isn’t good for you. We have huge problems in this country and instead of trying to solve them big business spends money to convince us it’s not really a problem. Take a look back at the Food/ Tobacco article I blogged about a few months ago or The End of Overeating piece. The food companies spend millions to make us fatter and sicker for one reason only, money.

  5. I agree that HFCS is a problem but as always when looking at studies there are some limitations. Here was a response put out to the present study (yes, by the HFCS people, but what isn’t biased)

  6. Great article, no shock. Thanks for always enlightening people, it’s much needed

  7. But I saw the commercial on TV saying it is as natural as sugar. //

    Mike: what is the brand of the ketchup you mentioned? I’m looking for a good one.


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