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Old 09-25-2013, 05:51 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by diamondgeog View Post
It is created soley in an industrial process it does not exist in nature. Things are rarely this simple BUT the increase in obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and general bad health for Americans is temporally correlated with HFCS explosion. We ignore that correlation as individuals and society at our own risk.

HFCS also doesn't bond the glucose and fructose the same way nature does. Finally the industrial manufacturing process for HFCS often adds mercury and other unknown chemicals. At least with sugar you know what you are getting.

These seem like subtle differences but they have PROFOUND implications. HFCS possibly makes you a lot hungrier than eating sugar does. It doesn't get processed the same way. It is NOT sugar. It is a new manufactured product that we still don't know all the negative consequences to. We do know obesity exploded at the same time its use did in the U.S. No way am I personally willing to just brush that aside.

... but for me I find the evidence overwhelming that HFCS is one of the worst and most deadly products ever introduced into our diets and I think we should all be advocating for its removal in products. Or at the least as individuals try avoiding it as much as possible.
I am still reading. You've toned down the hyperbole quite a bit since your first post. I quoted your first post because you may have forgotten your initial stance on this subject.

Bottom line aside from Mercury (which is a manufacturing issue not a HFCS issue) is that the dose creates the poison when it comes to HFCS. When it hits the stomach the way it is bonded makes no difference, at all. That is why I called sugar and HFCS identical.
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