Sweet, enticing and dangerous??: The truth behind sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup!

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The sugar debate, (reminiscent of the fat debate) rages on with folks on either side of the aisle taking strong positions, as is true with most debates- especially those waged over politics, religion and of courseā€¦food!

Sucrose or table sugar is 50% fructose and 50% glucose. Ā© Copyright Sangeeta Pradhan, RD, LDN, CDE August 2015. Sucrose or table sugar is 50% fructose and 50% glucose, very similar in composition to HFCS or high fructose corn syrup Ā© Copyright Sangeeta Pradhan, RD, LDN, CDE August 2015.

The shocking truth: What, you might ask is all the fuss about? The simple answer is that there is a lot at stake if we maintain the status quo for added sugars in our diet. For starters, did you know that just oneĀ 12 oz can of soda contains a whopping 10 teaspoonsĀ of sugar??! Would you ever put that much sugar in your cup of morning coffee?! This topsĀ the suggested, added sugar per day guideline set forth by the AHA as notedĀ in the sequel toā€¦

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A lover of Nature who loves photography and works as a Civil Servant, Santosh Namby Chandran has been a photographer for several years. Starting with a point and shoot 35mm film camera from canon to progressing to a film SLR and then a DSLR, his photographic journey has been a long one, filled with immense learning. Trained as an Ecologist and a Civil Servant, he merges his worlds and moves seamlessly though the corridors of power as well as overgrown jungles. An avid trekker and hiker, he has a penchant for shooting butterflies and birds...

4 thoughts on “Sweet, enticing and dangerous??: The truth behind sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup!”

    1. This was a topic that was brought to my notice quite forcefully by a friend. Since high fructose corn syrup is mostly there in products from the U.S., people here are unaware of the controversy. I used to use maple syrup for pancakes that used to contain HFCS. After being berated by her, I stopped using the product. Your post made things clearer. Thanks šŸ˜Š

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      1. So glad to receive your feedback. I do want to mention that small amounts of added sugars are not harmful, but in excess they can overwhlem the liver. I shall be exploring more specific guidelines put forth by the AHA in my post next week,
        Best regards:))

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