Posted by: 4pack | March 20, 2009

“Ideal Shape”: Scientists Find No Difference Between Sugar And High-Fructose Corn Syrup In Fueling Obesity

THE BASIS FOR REACHING THE GOAL OF A “FOUR PACK” FOR ALL YOU OGGIES KEEPS BEING CALORIES, CALORIES, AND CALORIES….THE PROBLEM WITH HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IS THAT IT IS CHEAP, THEREFORE  ALLOWING SODAS TO BE PRICED AS CHEAP AS WATER …YOU CAN ONLY CONSUME SO MANY CALORIES….2,000 CALORIES OR LESS FOR MEN OVER 40…BUT THAT IS JUST TO MAINTAIN AN IDEAL WEIGHT…YOU HAVE TO TRULY BE SELECTIVE ON FOODS AND DRINKS WHILE LOSING THE WEIGHT AND SETTING UP FOR A SUCCESSFUL MAINTENANCE PHASE…READ BELOW: 

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Neither ordinary sugar — sucrose — nor high-fructose corn syrup contains any nutrients other than sweet calories, and both are added in prodigious amounts to beverages and many foods that offer few if any nutrients to compensate for their caloric input.

If the food industry got rid of all the high-fructose corn syrup and replaced it with sugar, we’d have the same problems we have now with obesity, diabetes and heart disease,” he said. “It’s an urban myth that high-fructose corn syrup has a special toxicity.”

Dr. George Bray, a specialist in obesity and metabolism at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of Louisiana State University, has calculated that “the current epidemic of obesity could be explained by the consumption of an extra 20-ounce soft drink each day.”

Among the most recent substances to take a turn as dietary villain is high-fructose corn syrup, a relatively cheap and reliable sweetener criticized, among other reasons, for being “artificial.”

But Dr. Michael Jacobson, director of the consumer advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest, said in an interview that consumers should not think they are doing themselves a favor by turning to products with sugar instead.

“If the food industry got rid of all the high-fructose corn syrup and replaced it with sugar, we’d have the same problems we have now with obesity, diabetes and heart disease,” he said. “It’s an urban myth that high-fructose corn syrup has a special toxicity.”

Neither ordinary sugar — sucrose — nor high-fructose corn syrup contains any nutrients other than sweet calories, and both are added in prodigious amounts to beverages and many foods that offer few if any nutrients to compensate for their caloric input.

“What consumers need to do is cut down on both,” Jacobson said. “Sugary foods either add calories or replace other, more nutritious foods.”

So why are so many people concerned about the sweetener derived from corn? From a health perspective, several reasons offered are frivolous.

Some consumers consider high-fructose corn syrup to be an “artificial” ingredient, whereas sugar is believed to be “natural.” They are equally artificial or natural depending on how you define the terms, since neither occurs in nature in the form they are used; both must be extracted from plant material.

 

 

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