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WROOOOOOOOOOONG! Neither sugar nor high fructose corn syrup are fine in moderation - especially not when "moderation" means pouring your kids a shot of flavored sugar water.
And what is up with the characterization of these people? Do they honestly think that everyone who avoids high fructose corn syrup is some uneducated dolt just following the crowd? Okay, to be fair, a lot of them are. But why stop there? Be COMPLETELY realistic: make these people obese. They should have their uneducated dolts waddle in in their size-30 pants and say stupid crap. THEN we'll believe that they've gotten their facts straight.
"Have you heard what they've found out about it?"
"What have they found out about it?"
"That it's been processed too far to be considered a food? That, just like refined sugar, high-fructose corn syrup is metabolized almost instantly and can cause lasting damage to your liver? That most foods contain so much of it that 'eating it in moderation' means you're consuming 30-100 grams of it every day?"
What's sad about this new campaign is that it's actually true.
From the perspective that table sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup are basically the exact same in how they metabolize in your body.
They're both just one part fructose, and one part glucose.
Honey is actually more fructose (which is worse than high fructose corn syrup.)
But the real sad part about the HFCS commercials are that they confuse the issue.
They say that HFCS is OK to eat because sugar is.
But the *real* truth is that sugar is just as bad as HFCS, and they're *both* bad.
So if you see a carbonated beverage with HFCS syrup and you pass it up and instead pick up a drink that has "evaporated cane sugar." It's essentially the *exact* same thing. One is not better than the other.
No sweetener is *good* for you.
But the best I've come across to date is Corn Sugar, which is almost pure glucose. And no fructose.
But good luck finding that in any of your food products.
In the UK, "glucose syrup" appears on ingredients lists much more frequently than HCFS ("corn syrup", I assume it's the same thing?). I guess that's a good thing, relatively speaking of course (it would obviously be far healthier and tastier without the stuff)?