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Posted on 01/11/2007 9:09:41 PM PST by PizzaDriver
Today Bill OReilly blamed "Sugar" for our obseity. HE, like most Americans, has confused High Fruitose Corn Syrup with Sugar.
In the Days when Soft Drinks and Fast Food actually used Sugar, 12 ounces was a BIG Pepsi. When Donut Batter included real Sugar, a box of a Dozen was expected to sevre 6 or more.
We got Full, not FAT.
Then Cuba fell to Castro. Industry discovered "Corn sweeteners".
Today, Government and the Media call "High Fruitose Corn Syrup" SUGAR. Then they blame "SUGAR" for our Obeisity.
Sugar's not responsible for our obesity.
I understand corn syrup makes us much hungrier sooner, too. True?
We're all Fruct!
There is about sixteen calories in a measured teaspoon of sugar comprised virtually of pure carbohydrates.
We're all Fruct!
Here it is 12.13AM and you have ALREADY won the Freeper Line of the Day Award.
No on will beat that one today.
Sitting on "our" A*&es complaining how hard it is to lose weight and stuffing "our" mouths is what causes obesity! And, stuffing them with proportionately MORE sugar could be part of the problem, too....which is why there is so much Type 2 diabetes these days....even among the younger set.
You should try the Krispy Kreme diet! You'll shed pounds faster than Teddy Kennedy's obligatory 3 martini-lunch!
I agree that coke made with sugar is much better than one made with high fructose corn syrup. Other than that there is no real difference. People get fat today because they consume more calories, mostly from carbohydrates, than they burn. Both you and O'Reilly are confused on this one.
A basic understanding of chemistry (beyond what most people have, or really should have) shows that this whole HFCS thing is a total hoax. It behaves in your body exactly the way sugar does.
It was a great line.
Fructose has many negatives along with the one benefit of having a lower glycemic index (no blood sugar spikes for diabetics). Fructose does not stimulate any leptin or insulin so there is no satiety or food satisfaction (one will therefore keep on eating it). Fructose does not metabolize like sugar which can be "burned" in your muscles in about thiry minutes. Fructose must go directly to the liver where it is rendered into fat. Fructose also chelates with iron in the gut and facilitates extra absorption of iron (which is associated with so many horrible afflictions that you really do not want to hear about them all....cancer, heart attacks, glaucoma, diabetes etc. Sugar is bad enough but fructose evolved for the purpose of fattening up little furry critters to survive the winter and disperse fruit seeds the next summer. The average american consumes fifty five pounds of fructose per year and that makes it lethal in that amount.
But wait, I thought no one will be able to afford to eat if corn is used to make ethanol instead of fructose syrup!
.....all true however HFCS actually has only 40-45% fructose whereas sugar has 50%......glucose of course making up the other percentages of each....and yes the glucose can be burned in the muscles in the form of glycogen but for most people who don't exercise, the glycogen levels are full and thus no matter which saccaride it is....it will be turned into fat none the less
is the link to the "Satan of Sugar"
I surely do like that Creme Brule, though. Does that make me evil?
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