Trying to sift through the truth and what we are expected to believe can be really hard, so here at Bit A Bliss we thought it’s time for you to get the rundown on what’s really going on with the big debate on which is better: High Fructose Corn Syrup or Refined Sugar.
In reality, the two are very similar. But the difference has shown a significant difference in how the body reacts to it. A study done by Princeton University concludes that in a lab study using rats, that every rat who consumed HFCS gained significantly more weight and had more health problems than those who had sugar, no matter what the overall diet consisted of. To read the full article, go to: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S26/91/22K07/
On an opposing study, as described in sweetsurprise.com, says that the two sugars have the same calories, and is metabolized the same. And on top of that it is cheaper to produce, and also states that HFCS enhances flavors and upholds the integrity of the product.
So what are we supposed to believe? There are many out there who have shunned HFCS and will only buy products containing refined sugar, and there are others who see no problem with it. It can get a little confusing.
The conclusion that we have come up with, is that neither are really good for you in excess. In reality, EVERYTHING in the world, whether it is mineral, vegetable, meat, or even water is bad for you if you consume too much of it. So go ahead and enjoy that soda or candy bar, just don’t do it every day. Our nation is full of those who indulge in instant gratification, and we can be better than that. Given a little self control, and acknowledgement that poor dietary choices CAN and WILL have consequences, we can find that balance between what is good for us, and what feels good.
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