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(SFGate)   Yet another obesity related study of carbonated drinks that will leave you soda pressed   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, soft drinks, carbonations, Richard Drew, obesity  
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2487 clicks; posted to Geek » on 22 Sep 2012 at 1:01 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-09-22 02:00:06 PM  
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Gwyrddu: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I like how they just refer to HFCS as 'sugar' now

Being as HFCS is a mixture of sucrose and glucose, both of which are sugar, I'm not seeing what is deceptive about it. It's not the same thing as table sugar, but both table sugar and HFCS both lie in the category of sugar.

Our bodies are designed to optimally process glucose, not fructose. One of the main issues with HFCS is that the biological pathways that tell your to stop eating are triggered by glucose. It's less of a problem with sucrose because glucose and fructose are in even proportions. HFCS has an uneven proportion so the pathways don't get triggered and people overeat.
2012-09-22 11:57:22 PM  
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mr0x: Honey is pure fructose, esp if you get the cheap ones since the Chinese found a way to remove pollen from the honey.

Honey isn't just pure fructose; if the pollen is removed, it's no longer honey, but honey-flavored substance. Just because it's sold as honey doesn't mean that it actually is. For example, Sue Bee trademarked the phrase "Pure Sue Bee Honey" so they could put "100% Pure Sue Bee Honey" on the bottle, even though the product isn't 100% real honey. I'm not saying that you should gorge yourself on honey, mind you, but then again, you can't on real honey, with the pollen in it. Just try it for yourself - find some local, unpasteurized honey and see how many consecutive spoonfuls you can down. It won't be very many. Try the same experiment with "pure sue bee honey", and you'll get a lot more down. It's like the difference between eating banana pudding and raw bananas. If you can eat 3 whole raw bananas, even if you're really hungry, you're abnormal. But you can probably put away a ton of pudding.
2012-09-22 01:54:06 PM  
1 vote:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I like how they just refer to HFCS as 'sugar' now

/not the least bit deceptive

Did you ever see those commercials talking about how HFCS is the same as regular sugar? I thought that was some pretty bold shiat. More proof that these companies care more about their bottom lines than their the health of their customers.

For those of you who think all sugar is the same: Link
2012-09-22 01:28:06 PM  
1 vote:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I like how they just refer to HFCS as 'sugar' now

/not the least bit deceptive

Was thinking how I wished there was real sugar cane in the sodas instead of HFCS when I saw the picture.
2012-09-22 01:20:21 PM  
1 vote:
Cutting out HFCS has been a fantastic change for me. I still drink brown sugar water, but the cane sugar only (Sodastream - love it) is significantly less bad, so I consider that a step in the right direction.

Go grocery shopping and spend the extra twelve cents on stuff that's NOT crammed full of sugar and salt. A nickel more for fruit packed in water, a dime more for whole wheat pasta, and a quarter more for better pasta sauce. It's amazing how much crap there is in the Walmart brand generics.

/50 pounds lost since I started in January
//One small change at a time to minimize aversion
///Still a fatty, just less of one
2012-09-22 10:09:31 AM  
1 vote:
I like how they just refer to HFCS as 'sugar' now

/not the least bit deceptive
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