HFCS

Discussion in 'Sugar, Honey' started by Destiny, Sep 27, 2012.

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  1. Destiny

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    What is so bad about HFCS? The GI is about same as sucrose and both are a mix of fructose and glucose?
     
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    A long time ago I wrote RP about it. Here is our slightly edited exchange.

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  3. cliff

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    It depends how you react to it, it can have some allergens as J mentioned.

    I asked ray recently "Someone told me you drink HFCS coke regularly? do you think it is not
    that harmful if someone is healthy?"
    His reply-"I prefer Mexican coke with real sugar (it tastes very different), but metabolically there isn't much difference."
     
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    Thanks..I was looking at some gummy bear like candy at Trader Joes and noticed corn syrup in all of them. Guess i have to stick with self made candy like the lemon kind in the recipe section..mercury doesn't sound like something I wanna mess with.

    Interesting though that he says on one hand its not really much difference and on other hand that it contains a lot of starch like material.
     
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    And the other thing could be that if you are going for weight loss, you might want to avoid the extra calories in HFCS. As I recall it's 4X the amount in table sugar??
     
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    HFCS is also made from GMO corn. :(
     
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    Hi Rachel, welcome to the forum! :greenwave
     
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    Thanks, Charlie! :D
     
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    From a recent email exchange with RP

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    I will continue to avoid it.
     
  10. gretchen

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    Totally bummed about Mexican Coke.
     
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    What about?
     
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    I'm wondering if anyone knows if HFCS can trigger headaches. My head has hurt since eating a few gbs Monday night. It's not debilitating but its been going on for days.
     
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    I never got a headache from it, but it makes me feel kinda weird...like a jittery stimulation...sort of energizing but unpleasant
     
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    Yes,I experience this too....a very nervous energizing feeling. Besides the fact that HFCS/fructose is really my nemesis as it highly addicting,causes me to overeat/no satiety sense anymore while giving me a 'blissful feeling at the moment of eating' yet very quickly turnsaround towards anxiety,depression,digestive issues and major cravings.
     
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    Actually, it is semi debilitating. It's still going on, despite having taken a ton of aspirin (at least 6) in the last 24 hours. Could it be lactic acid in yogurt instead? I'm in the middle of my period (if you can call a few drops of blood a period) so it could be estrogen related.
     
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    Why would coke made with HFCS be not metabolically very different from Mexican coke (made with cane sugar) when HFCS has carbohydrate content several times higher than listed values, and contains contaminants?
     
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