Now They Are Saying High Fructose Corn Syrup Is GOOD?? WTF!!

United States
September 19, 2008 5:31pm CST
i keep seeing those commercials and they are saying that High fructose corn syrup used in moderation is like either ok or better than other sweeteners.. umm how many years have we been told differently?? http://sweetsurprise.com/ so i dont get it.. is it bad? is it good? or is it bad and they are trying to convince us otherwise?
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
19 Sep 08
"They" say a lot of things and quite a few of them contradict other things that they've said. I've stopped listening to "them". Who are they, anyway? They can't make up their minds, so they're not as smart as they'd like us to believe. Everything they say is based solely on TODAY'S data; they might find out something completely different tomorrow. I eat what my body tells me to eat. When I look at a mound of chocolate, or a banana split or huge piece of cheesecake, I KNOW it's bad for me... no one has to tell me. I believe that anything, in moderation, is okay to eat. We all know that veggies are good for us, but if we eat ONLY broccoli, and nothing else, we're going to get horrible cramps and diarrhea! Same with carrots, peas, corn, etc. Anything in moderation. Forget about what those 'experts' are trying to tell us. They must have eaten too much 'baloney'.
• United States
19 Sep 08
yeah i think that almost anything in moderation is ok but almost everything in excess is bad.. look at the people that die from drinking too much water.. lol.. its just knowing ones limits..
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@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
19 Sep 08
Personally i feel like, anything that has been modified isn't good for you. Refined white table sugar isn't good and they are comparing HFC to an items that isn't that good for you anyway. HFC changes how your body processes sugar and could possibly cause diabetes. Sort of like how Stevia is approved everywhere in the world - and is safer than HFC - the FDA refuses to allow it into the US used as mainstream. It is natural solution to sugar. Odds are the ONLY reason that HFC is used instead of sugar in products is because there are sugar tariffs here. So it is cheaper for companies to use HFC instead of sugar. Products that you here here that have HFC in them - like soda- have sugar in other countries. Apparently, some people are saying that HFC is "all natural"...yea...I don't think so.
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• United States
19 Sep 08
argh you made me look at my soda and tada!! HFC
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@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
19 Sep 08
Yep. We don't buy ANYTHING with HFC.
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@Vladilyich1 (1454)
• Canada
22 Sep 08
It's better than sucrose (table sugar), but not much. Honey is actually the best for you, but sugar is sugar.
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• United States
25 Sep 08
i wish i could stand the taste of honey
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
19 Sep 08
The way i see it if its sugary i don't touch it..only honey a natural base made from natural bees..lol..
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• United States
21 Sep 08
i would love to avoid sugar but im an addict unless its like artificial like nutra sweet or splenda etc.. i cant stand the taste of honey or i would do that
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@wotfpatty (2068)
• United States
19 Sep 08
I think that it got a bad rap because people were thinking it was better than sugar and it wasn't. But it also isn't dangerous. It's just sugary! I think they are fighting back against the bad press about high fructose corn syrup and trying to explain that it isn't dangerous and really it never was. It just wasn't a good substitute for sugar because it has as many calories and as many carbs. It's crazy how some things that we have been told are bad for us, turn out to be good and others that people think are life savers turn out to be dangerous. I never know what to think anymore!
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• United States
19 Sep 08
i dont know what to think either.. i knew i kept hearing bad things about it but couldnt for my life remember what.. it was nuts..
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• Canada
19 Sep 08
It's hard to tell what's good and what is not good, these days. I just stay clear of advertizements, and what the peoople in market research want us to believe in order to make us want to buy their crappy products. If I want a drink, I'll just have cold water, or real cranberry juice, or coffee from the coffee shop, or something.
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• United States
19 Sep 08
i find it amusing that in their commercials they are having people avoid it and the people ask why and they cant think of what is bad in it for them.. the reason i find it amusing is i kept hearing it forever and i cant remember a dang thing that was said it was bad because of.. amazing how brain washed we get
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• Lubbock, Texas
22 Sep 08
Hmmm. Well it looks like the "research" was done by the corn growers doesn't it? What they're not telling you: Most corn grown in the US is genetically modified. What isn't GMO is mixed with what is. No one knows for sure what effects GMO foods will have on the human body 20 years down the road. Corn is one of the most fattening foods there is. When FAT hogs were what the market was looking for because everybody used lard, they were fattened with corn, because it produced fat quicker than any other food. Just because you extract ONLY the fructose from the corn and it seemingly doesn't have any more calories than sugar doesn't mean that it isn't more fattening. Do yourself a favor. Use any sweetener in moderation and if you must believe research, try to find some that is done by a non biased company. Personally I prefer honey or real maple syrup and occasionally molasses.
• United States
25 Sep 08
yeah you gotta love it when the company is the one that did the research and proved it "ok"
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
26 Sep 08
I just read an article about why high fructose corn syrub has both character. The attributes of high fructose corn syrup are: * retain moisture and/or prevent drying out * control crystallization * produce an osmotic pressure that is higher than for sucrose or medium invert * sugar and thereby help control microbiological growth or help in penetration of cell membranes. * provide a ready yeast-fermentable substrate * blend easily with sweeteners, acids, and flavorings * provide a controllable substrate for browning and Maillard reaction. * impart a degree of sweetness that is essentially the same as in invert liquid sugar * high sweetness * low viscosity * reduced tendency toward characterization * costs less than liquid sucrose or corn syrup blends * retain moisture and/or prevent drying out These attributes are advantages in many instances. However, these same attributes are a disadvantage as well as an advantage. For example, at one time a major fast food company was buying hamburger buns from a relatively small baker because they were using granulated sugar and not high-fructose corn syrup. http://www.menstuff.org/issues/byissue/highfructose.html#oregonstate I think that is why High Fructose Corn Syrup is said to be good and also bad..
• United States
27 Sep 08
too bad things just cant be simple sometimes..