Sugar or High Fructose Corn Syrup?

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Agave, glucose, fructose, corn syrup and so many other names for the same thing, makes you crazy. What is good and what is bad these days?
Glucose and fructose are carbohydrates or simple sugar and is found naturally in foods. While your tongue can’t tell the difference, your body will distinguish between all this sugars. When you eat simple sugar like glucose, your body knows what to do, your brain tell you when is enough, but with fructose is a little tricky because doesn’t tell your body to release insulin so you keep eating.
Glucose gives you energy right away being absorbed into the portal blood through an active, energy-requiring mechanism mediated by sodium and a specific glucose transport protein, but fructose goes to your liver and transforms to fat.




“No one would disagree that HFCS as a caloric ingredient can lead to weight gain if products sweetened with it are consumed to excess. After all, the same may be said for all caloric ingredients, such as fats, protein, alcohol, and other carbohydrates. But there is absolutely no proof that HFCS acts in any exclusive manner to promote obesity. It is time to retire the hypothesis that HFCS is uniquely responsible for obesity” says The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.


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