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YES, SODA IS EVIL

Lori Wasserman - Author  | 
April 5, 2016
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Really, soda is basically the devil...

 

We all know that High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is bad for us. Well a new study that came out recently that showed that not only does soda contain HFCS but apparently it also contains Really High Fructose Corn Syrup (RHFCS).

One of the primary sources of HFCS in the American diet is soda – in fact, many public health advocates refer to soda as “liquid candy.” HFCS coincides with the huge rise in obesity over the last 30 years. Not surprising, given that the average American drinks 50 GALLONS of soda a year!

SODA BASTARDS!

Researchers from the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine bought 23 cans and bottles of popular beverages and sent them off to a laboratory in Massachusetts that used a technique called “high-performance liquid chromatography” to determine how much fructose, glucose, and sucrose were in each sample. Each beverage was tested three times, and all samples were unlabeled.

First, a sugar lesson: Fructose is sweeter than glucose and has been shown to do more damage to your metabolism. Sucrose – better known as table sugar – is a 50-50 combination of fructose and glucose. The HFCS used in soda is supposed to contain no more than 55% fructose and 45% glucose, according to the Corn Refiners Assn. (Another popular formulation is 42% fructose and 58% glucose.)

The Keck researchers found that the sweeteners in Coca-Cola and Pepsi contained as much as 65% fructose (and only 35% glucose), and Sprite registered as much as 64% fructose (and 36% glucose). In other words, they are using Really High Fructose Corn Syrup…..BASTARDS!!

“The type of sugar listed on the label is not always consistent with the type of sugar detected,” they wrote. “Considering that the average American drinks 50 gallons of soda and other sweetened beverages each year, it is important that we have more precise information regarding what they contain, including a listing of the fructose content.”

HFCS and RHFCS are addictive. They cause cancer, obesity and a host of other problems – none of which are good. Having a soda once a month as a treat is fine. Heck we can’t have a slice of pizza without an ice cold fountain Coke, but drinking soda on a daily basis is going wreak havoc on your body. It’s not worth it.

DRINKING 1/2 A CAN OF SODA PER DAY INCREASES YOUR RISK OF BEING OBESE BY 26%.

 

 

 

 

 

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