HFCS: the Devils BrewPosted: August 5, 2008
I know, I know! I exaggerated a little in the title. Artistic license, okay? Regardless, it’s some nasty stuff! Here are two articles I enjoyed reading or late, one about high fructose corn syrup and the other defending it as “natural” (the second article is good for a laugh!).
The first piece was written for the the Seattle Times by Carolyn Poirot. Here’s an exerpt:
“Bray says the problem with HFCS is not only that it is sweeter than other forms of sugar, but also that it does not affect appetite. Fructose adds to overeating because it does not trigger chemical messengers that tell the brain the stomach is full and no longer hungry, like food and drinks that contain regular refined sugar do.”
Sounds like good stuff, doesn’t it?
This second article covers the FDA’s decision to allow food items marked “Natural” to contain HFCS since it too is “natural”. Wonder who paid for that decision?
picture courtesy of ybfat101.com. they also informed me that the average american consumes 88 pounds of the stuff a year. as I’ve said before: “yum”.