Wednesday, September 30, 2009

SweetScam is a SCAM!!! HFCS is bad for you!

I think the organization is a scam. I wonder if they are also funded by the beverage industry like many of the studies they use as evidence. The Mayo Clinic who I trust a little more than some group who pops up overnight, says the science is not clear. It warns of the danger of HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) and overusing all sweeteners in general. It's true that studies have shown fructose does not stimulate insulin secretion or require insulin to be transported into cells, as do other carbohydrates. Insulin also controls another hormone, leptin, so its release is necessary.

Leptin tells your body to stop eating when it’s full by signaling the brain to stop sending hunger signals. Since fructose doesn’t stimulate glucose levels and insulin release, there’s no increase in leptin levels or natural feeling of being full. This can leave you ripe for unhealthy weight gain. Fructose requires a different metabolic pathway than other carbohydrates because it basically skips glycolysis (normal carbohydrate metabolism). Because of this, fructose is an unregulated source of “acetyl CoA,” or the starting material for fatty acid synthesis. This, coupled with unstimulated leptin levels, is like opening the flood gates of fat deposition.

This means the T.V. Commercial has a flat out lie in it. Your body does process HFCS differently than it processes Sugar.

I for one will continue to look for products that do not contain HFCS.



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1 comment:

  1. It is a front group by Richard Berman.