sariefitzgerie-deactivated20110 asked: Alright, miss Sarah. I could Google this, but I'd rather hear it from you because A. You're more important than Google, and B. You've been pretty successful in this weightloss endeavor of yours, so I consider you an expert haha.
ANYWAYS, school me on HFCS. I honestly don't even know what the letters stand for. I know nothing. I mean, like I'm Elton John and HFCS is vagina. Thats how much I don't know about it.
Bwahahaha. Oh man, awesomeness…..
Ok, so, HFCs = High Fructose Corn Syrup. Which means Corn Syrup with more fructose then regular corn syrup.
The reason it’s bad. It’s synthetic. Your body can’t process it. Which means it just sticks around. There is a lot of scientific debate about HFCs and if they are bad for you or not. The ones who say it’s fine for you, do admit that it’s a LOT sweeter then sugar, which makes your body crave it (sugar high!) and makes you want to eat more, thus usually making you gain more weight.
Companies started using HFCs over sugar when the price on sugar was raised (tariffs or something, I don’t remember exactly what happened there) and they could use high fructose corn syrup for a fraction of the price. And we all know they are all about the bottom line. Also, to have a product that causes an addiction is nice for them too *coughBASTARDScough*
However, it’s a little more personal then scientific for me. When I gave up HFCs, I lost 5 lbs. I didn’t do ANYTHING else, just stopped eating food with hfcs. That’s it. 5 lbs and 1 inch off the biggest part of my stomach. To me, that’s proof, but some people are still skeptical. Which is understandable.
The thing is, is no matter how you look at it, it’s obviously easier for your body to process real foods (even sugar) then something that is a chemical.
Edit: Husband wants to change it to the STD of the food world, so whatever floats your boat :-P
So, I hope this answered your question :-)
oh, also, here is a link that I found interesting as well.