Two new studies out have compared regular table sugar to high fructose corn syrup. The findings suggest that table sugar is far better for you than high fructose corn syrup. Not just a lesser of two evils, but way better for you. As in, avoid HFCS! Read about it over at Natural News.
Table sugar is 50/50 fructose and glucose. HFCS is 55/45 fructose and glucose. Just that small amount of extra fructose and less glucose is enough to cause damage to your body. We’re not talking just weight gain either, but cardiovascular disease and diabetes, even liver damage.
As it is, I try hard to avoid sugar in my the food and drink I purchase for my children. The next thing I try to eliminate is HFCS. I think I’ve been going about it the wrong way. I think HFCS needs to be top eliminator, followed by sugar and then nitrates/nitrites.
Wouldn’t the world be better if we didn’t have to worry about all these little details?!