Thursday, April 1, 2010

High Fructose Corn Syrup...no different from sugar?

I purchased a throwback Pepsi a couple of days ago...WOW! My initial reaction was man this bottle brings back memories look at this, I am going to purchase it. Took the bottle home opened it and looks like the old Pepsi, took a deep breath,smells like it, GULP... AHHHH I savored the flavor...smack smack smack WOW what is that flavor? Sugar! WOW!!! What a difference! What happened to good old sugar in soda, salad dressing, etc? I had to research it. One question, WHY did they change it? I could not believe what I found in peer review articles. Taste and calories were sacrificed for price to manufacture more food products.

I recall viewing a commercial that tried to justify the use of HFCS. If it is good why does one need to justify the use? Okay it is getting a bad wrap but if the FDA cannot call it natural what is it? It is true that it does occur in nature but the process and the way it is implemented in the food needs further research and there is the factor of more empty calories that sugar or honey. Hmmm makes me wonder what other materials are put in foods because its less expensive to mass produce. What are the side effects and HOW MUCH research was conducted prior to use?

Give me good old PURE CANE sugar and bee produced honey any day. There are foods that do not use HFCS be sure to check the labels of the products you purchase.

More articles : Peer-reviewed journal articles http://www.sweetsurprise.com/science-and-research/journals
list of non HFCS products http://highfructosehigh.com/no-hfcs/