Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sugar vs. HFCS

In the end, if consumed excessively, both are just as bad for you:

Quotable quote:

Since sugar and corn syrup are equally efficient as fructose delivery vehicles, the obvious conclusion is simply that we're consuming too many sweets. As for the HFCS-vs.-sugar smackdown, you might as well debate whether whiskey is healthier than rum. "In high-enough quantities, they're both poison," says Lustig.

It's an interesting argument and I agree that overall sugar reduction should be the goal, I still feel that because "refined" sugar is still less processed then high fructose corn syrup, if you have to have sweet (and as someone with a sweet-tooth I've got to have sweet now and again) you're better off with refined sugar over HFCS (although maple syrup or honey are better).

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if that's the key or not, since this is the first time I've actually made it. But, it definitely turned out right.