By Lloyd Alter, Toronto
Michael Pollan’s Food Rule Number 4 is “Avoid food products that contain high-fructose corn syrup.” . He says not because it is worse than sugar, but because it shows up in all sorts of places that sugar never did. He concludes that it is really no different, saying “sugar is sugar.” We had long editorial debates about this in our post Pepsi Throwback Uses Real Sugar, But Is It Better For You?
But the debate may be over; According to a new study from Princeton University, HFCS really does act differently on our bodies than sugar. Rats fed HFCS gained a lot more weight than rats fed real sugar, even when fed the same number of calories.