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/

3 comments:

  1. I've been very busy with my social networking lately!

    Which brings me to the reason for this post:

    I am really very sorry that this is a form letter :(

    However we spent days following everyone on the Simply Follow list from the Mom Bloggers Club, and out of 690 people, maybe only 10 followed us :(

    I don’t know if you joined our blog or not, but if you have a moment, could you PLEASE go over to http://www.kiboomu.blogspot.com and give us a quick follow?

    Again, sorry for this form letter, but I am going to to back to ALL 690+ people that we followed and leaving this note. Hopefully we will get a super great turnout now!

    BTW I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!

    XOXOXO
    Wendy

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  2. I am following you Wendy. Thank you for doing the same, stay tuned more blogs to come. Things have been a bit hectic but I will be posting more. I am very happy that you enjoy the blog :)

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  3. Love your blog! Not exactly sure how I stumbled on it but its great! I've been researching the HFCS, and am trying to stay far away from it. Thanks!

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