The food industry has been working hard to instill in your head that infusing every consumable product in your local supermarket with high fructose corn syrup is a great idea. Commercials on TV aim to ridicule those who slam high fructose corn syrup as a bad product, and make baseless claims about how it’s just as harmless as any other sweetener.
These rats aren’t just getting fat; they’re demonstrating characteristics of obesity, including substantial increases in abdominal fat and circulating triglycerides.
Thankfully a team of smart people with long titles at Princeton can finally give you some hard facts on this “wonder” sugar. Short message: AVOID HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP AT ALL COSTS!
The team of
nerds scientists used control groups of rats to find the true nature of high fructose corn syrup in your diet, and it’s scary.
Compared to animals eating only rat chow, rats on a diet rich in high-fructose corn syrup showed characteristic signs of a dangerous condition known in humans as the metabolic syndrome, including abnormal weight gain, significant increases in circulating triglycerides and augmented fat deposition, especially visceral fat around the belly. Male rats in particular ballooned in size: Animals with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained 48 percent more weight than those eating a normal diet. In humans, this would be equivalent to a 200-pound man gaining 96 pounds.
I really recommend reading the entire article and start reading your food labels as well. I added HFCS to my list of “This shit will kill you” a long time ago.