The Sweetener Fight Continues
If you thought the fight was over guess again. Yet another round has begun in the fight between corn sweeteners and sugar. The latest report is based on a study conducted at the University of Florida where forty women and men were given twenty-four ounces of sweetened soft drinks. Results determined that the HFCS sweetened drink tests showed slightly higher fructose levels in the test subjects’ bloodstreams than the sugar sweetened soft drinks. Dr. Richard Johnson, who helped conduct the study stated that both sweeteners have similar biological effects, with subtle differences. The fact that the study’s authors noted that the sugar, or sucrose, had broken down into the same sugar compounds as those in HFCS will more than likely not become the primary focus of this report. The food police would like us all to believe that our nation’s obesity problem stems directly from the ingestion of HFCS. Moderating sugar intake is important. The moderation of all food intake is important for over all health. Truth is, as long as people refrain from exercise but continue to overeat even the complete removal of HFCS from their diets won’t stop the scale from inching upward.