Friday, March 26, 2010

OK, It's Now a Fact

High Fructose Corn Syrup makes you fat. According to a Princeton study, rats fed HFCS gained significantly more weight and became fatter than rats fed regular old sugar. Both sets of rats were fed the EXACT SAME NUMBER OF CALORIES.

You can read about it here: . It's a fascinating study, and I highly recommend reading the press release.

Additionally, the rats fed HFCS had abnormal increases of body fat, and long term consumption of HFCS led to the rats becoming obese.

So the bottom line is, if it contains HFCS, just step away. You don't want to eat or drink it. Of course, anything containing HFCS is highly processed, and that alone should be enough for you to avoid consuming it.


  1. I absolutely believe this exact thing is what triggered my setback in the last two weeks. I ate "junk" that I normally would not, and it has triggered a craving that is not normal for me. I drank regular Pop (HFCS), ate cupcakes (I'm positive the icing was full of the crap), lifesavers... yup... bad bad stuff...
    I'm enjoying the links you have been sharing.

  2. Wow, a kindred soul, except mine is older. Losing weight is definitely harder as the body ages.

    That's really interesting about HFCS! We have to be our own watchdogs; all about the almighty $.

    I'll be back! Thanks!

  3. I have been on the fence about HFCS. One of the reasons for this is that it is simply so difficult to get it out of my diet. I try to avoid it, then I find it in my favorite yogurt, cereal, cereal bar, soy milk. It is so difficult to get away from it completely, and because of other changes in my diet, I eat more whole foods and clean foods than many people. I *try,* any way. I can only imagine how much the average soda-drinking, packaged cookie-eating American consumes of the stuff. My kids love stuff like poptarts, and I allow them to have them because they are at least vitamin fortified, but all of that stuff contains lots of HFCS. I swear, we need to buy a farm or something.