On this post, I provided a chart that shows the decline of table sugar
and the rise in high fructose corn syrup, over the last several years.
The most healthy sweetener (in my opinion) is honey, and it has
basically remained the same down through the years, going by the data in
the chart. I'm assuming the main reason for the corn syrup additives,
is to cut the cost. Whether it has more negative health effects than
common table sugar, is something I wouldn't argue about, but I'm pretty
sure it isn't any better!
I have heard of some companies illegally using corn syrup in certain
types of honey products so they could make more profit. However, if you
have ever had real honey, it should be easy to distinguish between the
real and the tainted. But the bottom line, to me, is that the more
uproar and court battles they go through, the elevated public awareness
should help decide who the real winner is in the long run. With more
manufacturing companies replacing high fructose corn syrup with natural
sugars, and more people avoiding products with corn syrup in it, table
sugar may ultimately come back out on top.
I think the matter is relatively simple, though, since a diet high in
simple sugars is generally not a good idea. The best sugars to consume
are from fruits, honey, and the small amounts in most vegetables. Cakes,
pies and twinkies do not grow from the ground, regardless of who wins
the Sugar vs. Corn Syrup battle.
In a thumbnail: Use some common sense, people!
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