In case you had any doubts, High Fructose Corn Syrup – the cheap stuff that companies have been adding to foods instead of natural sugar for decades – is really really bad for you. Fooducate (my new favourite food blog) posted an article about a new study, conducted on humans, that has linked HFCS to obesity and diabetes.
Over 10 weeks, 16 volunteers on a strictly controlled diet, including high levels of fructose, produced new fat cells around their heart, liver and other digestive organs. They also showed signs of food-processing abnormalities linked to diabetes and heart disease. Another group of volunteers on the same diet, but with glucose sugar replacing fructose, did not have these problems.
Lay off the soft drinks people – that stuff is poison!