I don't get on my soapbox very often, but when I first saw this commercial I was appalled. Really?? High Fructose Corn Syrup is good for us?? It's all natural??
Clearly I have strong anti-HFCS feelings (on top of the fact that I do not like to be wrong), so I was vindicated when I read this article about a study done at Princeton University where rats that were fed HFCS got much fatter and sicker than rats who were fed the same amount of calories but with fructose (plain sugar) instead.
"Some people have claimed that high-fructose corn syrup is no different than other sweeteners when it comes to weight gain and obesity, but our results make it clear that this just isn't true, at least under the conditions of our tests," said psychology professor Bart Hoebel, who specializes in the neuroscience of appetite, weight and sugar addiction. "When rats are drinking high-fructose corn syrup at levels well below those in soda pop, they're becoming obese -- every single one, across the board. Even when rats are fed a high-fat diet, you don't see this; they don't all gain extra weight."What does this mean? Eat fruits and vegetables and lean proteins, limit anything from a box, and use sugar sparingly. Avoid HFCS at all costs.
(Stepping down from my soapbox.)