Which is Worse” High Fructose Corn Syrup or Refined Sugar?
Producers of high-fructose corn syrup have launched a global campaign to convince consumers that corn syrup is just the same as table sugar. Their ads depicting soccer moms serving corn syrup juice boxes are meant to convince you that that their product is natural since it’s made from corn. But don’t be fooled. The corn they use is probably genetically modified and is so highly refined that it’s completely chemically altered. The introduction of high fructose corn syrup is also considered to be one of the main culprits behind the epidemic of childhood obesity. So don’t believe the hype…there is nothing natural or safe about this sweetener.
Eliminating sugar and its harmful chemical cousins high fructose corn syrup and aspartame doesn’t mean you have to forsake your sweet tooth. There are great alternative sweeteners on the market that are nature made. Xylitol is made from plants and is a slow absorbing, natural sugar with 40% fewer calories than table sugar. Stevia is another plant-based sugar substitute that is great for baking and sweetening teas. A third alternative is raw organic honey which is rich in antioxidants and has antiviral and antibacterial properties. All sweeteners should be used sparingly while corn syrup should be avoided at all cost.