High Fructose Corn Syrup is a mixture of glucose and fructose which play two different roles in your body. Glucose is a simple sugar that is transported in the blood and is used by your body for energy. This is what diabetics test for when they test their blood sugar.
Fructose is a "fruit sugar" and is the primary carb in fruit, and honey. It does not stimulate insulin secretion and it does not require insulin to be transported into cells like other carbs do. This causes a problem in the body because insulin controls the hormone Leptin, which tells your body when to stop eating. With out your body telling you to stop eating, this could lead to weight gain.
What I've noticed over the years is that it's simple to drink a can of soda. It's gone before you know it, and you reach for another, right? I cut out soda a couple of years ago to avoid these empty calories, however recently I've allowed myself to have one soda now and then as long as it does not have high fructose corn syrup. What I saw is that I end up nursing it all day. Anyone try those throw back sodas when they came out last year or so? Too sweet for you? How about that big piece of wedding cake? Can you finish it with out feeling sick? That's the signal that's missing from high fructose corn syrup, and I avoid it like the plague.
So they want to change their name to Corn Sugar? I think that's just deceitful. It's time for High Fructose Corn Syrup to go away. Read your labels, it's in everything.
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