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The Debate

The biggest debate about hfcs, as far as the general public is concerned, seems to have to do with whether a calorie is just a calorie. Is a calorie just a calorie? Or are different calories processed different ways by the body? ONE SIDE OF THE DEBATE: If you eat a candy bar with 200 calories, it doesn't matter if the calories came from sugar or high fructose corn syrup. It's "sugar" either way. THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT DEBATE: It does matter whether it's sugar or HFCS to your body and here's why: If it's sugar, your body will use some of the energy from the sugar in the candy bar, metabolize what it can, then send the rest to the liver (if there is anything left over) and the leftovers will turn to fat. If it's high fructose corn … [Read more...]