There is a lot of propaganda and argument about high fructose corn syrup, or HFCS for short. Well I can tell you right now, I chose sides. I am against using HFCS. I am not going to tell you to choose my side, but I will tell you to be careful. It is literally in everything we eat. The obvious one is soda. But its in packaged cookies, cereal, condiments, and even some soups and pasta sauces.
The ads you see on tv about how HFCS is safe and the same as sugar is sponsored by the Corn Refiner’s Association. Well of course they will tell you that HFCS is the same as cane sugar. They are making a profit on your consumption. In addition, the current term they are using is corn sugar. Corn sugar = HFCS. They re-named it due to the high amount of negative press that has been given to HFCS. However both names are equally being used right now.
Fructose consumption and obesity are linked because fructose consumption does not cause an insulin response. This is important because, without an insulin response after consumption of a high-fructose food, there is no suppression of appetite which is normally induced by hyperinsulinemia after a meal. Don’t believe me? I wrote a whole blog on HFCS and the effects, specifically focusing on soda. This was for a class and I no longer update it, but if you interested in my sources of this post or why I believe what I do, visit Pour Some Sugar On Me.