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post in: Products, Beauty, Health Date:08 Oct 2017, 06:20 views:2698
By guest blogger Michelle Stoffel, Chicago Tribune.
PepsiCo has announced it will be introducing a new line of pure sugar soft drinks in late April.
Besides donning a retro look, Pepsi Throwback and Mountain Dew Throwback will not be sweetened with high fructose corn syrup (hfcs) and will instead be sweetened with natural sugar. Although the products are a limited-time offer, PepsiCo is joining companies like Snapple chart in removing hfcs from some of their products. But is replacing it with sugar any better?
In the case of Snapples Lemon Ice Tea, the switch apparently removes 40 calories. But in most cases, the push to remove hfcs is largely due to consumer backlash after published studies indicated it was a major factor in rising obesity rates. Its inclusion in sodas, breakfast cereals, salad dressings, yogurts and more, means you may be consuming more than the moderate levels recommended in those new.
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But despite the proliferation asthma of hcfs in numerous products, its almost identical to sugar chemically.
Both contain approximately 50 percent glucose and 50 percent fructose.
Fructose is known to slow the production of insulin in the body, so even asthma if hfcs contains more fructose than table sugar, the difference is likely negligible.
If youre really interested in drinking something both healthy and natural, avoid sugar-loaded drinks.