I love the new commercials saying that high fructose corn syrup is good, and then the person stating it was bad cannot rebuke. This is why they don't hire good old Dane to act these out:
The biggest problem is the link with HFCS and obesity. Why, in America where all things sugar go down the gullet, would this one be picked on. HFCS has high amounts of fructose (duh), and when it comes time to turn that into stuff our body uses, it is a bit different than what sucrose would do.
Sucrose (sugar) is slowed down by an enzyme that needs to be made called sucrase (easy to remember). Fructose will be made eventually, and the paths start to look the same. Fructose obviously has no need for this enzyme, and the rate limiting step is nullified.
So moderation of the stuff is correct, as the commercial says, but let's face it, the American diet thinks moderation is not supersizing... My biggest beef, especially with colas comes from where the fructose goes next. When absorbed by the small intestines, it will enter the hepatic portal. That is to say, the high way to the liver...and without brakes like sucrase, you are looking at home. Rats have been shown to have significant live problems when on high fructose diets compared to controls, but I am sure that in no way would have any bearing on us non-rats.
boiler81 wrote:Imagine this on my anus.
...phuck your sig, yeah I said it.