Doesn’t matter. HFCS tricks your brain into thinking you got actual calories from the food or beverage you just consumed when you didn’t. It just seems like it because it’s up to 600 times sweeter than regular sugar. I try to avoid it when I can, but sometimes it’s unavoidable.
Do you know that the majority of citric acid (vitamin C) that is in your food and drinks is extracted from corn, not fruits? Corn has way less citric acid than citrus fruits, but costs so much less that it is more cost effective to extract. Just FYI.
I note that the HFCS folks want to change the name to “corn sugar” because people don’t want HFCS. I accept the argument that customers need to be educated, and I’d like to see more research and less hype, but it takes more than a name change.
They note the success of Canola oil, which didn’t sell well under the old name of rapeseed oil. It is, IMO, a false argument, because rapeseed oil, even with the unfortunate name, was never considered to be a “bad” food. When considerable money was spent to create an improved rapeseed oil variety, I can’t blame to creators for picking a nice sounding name like Canola, but the oil has been sold on it’s merits.
Death By HFCS …
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