What About High Fructose Corn Syrup?






New Flat Rate Shipping from MakeBeer.net!






Recently I’ve been seeing a commercial telling me that high fructose corn syrup is as good as sugar. They say sugar is sugar. I thought, as I watched, that someone is worried about the image of HFCS and I wondered why. The woman claims to have done research. I decided to do my own research to see if my results were the same as hers. Not surprisingly what I found was very different


Fresh Picked Sweet Corn
Fresh Picked Sweet Corn

Art Print
Brown, David...
Buy at AllPosters.com



Yes fructose isn’t bad for you but what is bad for you is consuming it in abundance. Fructose is readily absorbed and metabolized in the liver. The difference between fructose, sucrose (table sugar) and glucose is that fructose is 100% metabolized by the liver, sucrose, which is 50% glucose and 50% fructose is split to these sugars in the stomach by sucrase, and glucose is 20% metabolized in the liver. Every cell utilizes glucose and it’s burned immediately.

Fructose is turned into free fatty acids, VLDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides. When you eat 120 calories of glucose only 1% is stored as fat. Forty out of 120 calories of fructose is stored as fat. For thousands of years humans consumed about 16-20 gm of fructose in their diet. The western diet consumes about 85-100 grams.


Ears of Corn
Ears of Corn

Photographic Print
, Fogstock Llc
Buy at AllPosters.com



There’s been concerns by some that fructose can directly lead to type 2 diabetes. Fructose doesn’t increase insulin levels itself but seems to indirectly cause hyperinsulinemia and obesity through other mechanisms. There is growing evidence that the insulin resistant state developed by consuming fructose is associated with hepatic (liver) VLDL secretion.

Researchers from the University of California, Davis compared the glucose and fructose consumption of 32 overweight or obese people. After drinking either a fructose- or glucose-sweetened beverage, which made up 25 % of their daily calories for 12 weeks, both groups gained a similar amount of weight. However, those drinking the fructose-sweetened beverage experienced numerous unhealthy effects, including: 1. An increase in visceral fat, the kind that embeds itself between tissues in organs 2.Less sensitivity to insulin, one of the first signs of diabetes 3.Increased fat production in the liver 4. Elevated LDL (bad) cholesterol 5. Increased levels of triglycerides. The people who drank the glucose-sweetened beverage experienced no such changes.

Other differences between glucose and fructose are that fructose metabolism results in the creation of waste products and toxins, one being uric acid, which elevates blood pressure and causes gout. Glucose suppresses the hunger hormone ghrelin and stimulates leptin, which suppresses your appetite. Fructose has no such effect and interferes with the brain’s communication with leptin, which results in overeating.


Molecular Model of Glucose (C6H12O6), with Black for Carbon, White for Hydrogen, and Red for Oxygen
Molecular Model of Glucose (C6H12O6), with Black for Carbon, White for Hydrogen, and Red for Oxygen

Photographic Print
Werner, Carol and...
Buy at AllPosters.com



Rats fed a high fructose diet had 72% higher homocysteine levels compared to the controls. An elevated homocysteine level is a risk factor for vascular disease.

My research showed that the best sweetener is glucose. But as foods are sweetened with either sucrose or HFCS your best choice is the sugar (my choice being GMO free cane sugar) and try to limit your consumption.


Barefoot Yoga


Home






The information on enzyme-facts.com is not offered for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of any disease or disorder nor have any statements herein been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We strongly encourage you to discuss topics of concern with your health care provider.

Return To Top








Free shipping to 48 States! Shop Now!




Lush Bath Shower Jellies


Spice & Culinary Accessories from Frontier