The primary problem with High Fructose Corn Syrup, in a nutshell, is that the combination of high fructose and glucose prevents the hormone leptin from being released.
Leptin tells your body it is satisfied and to stop eating.
When leptin is not released you continue to eat the foods saturated with High Fructose Corn Syrup and your body never feels completely satisfied. Since High Fructose Corn Syrup is in so many food items, overeating daily has caused many individuals to gain enough extra weight to become obese. Many more individuals that are particularly sensitive to High Fructose Corn Syrup have become morbidly obese. As you gain weight your desire and ability to exercise decreases. It’s a vicious cycle.
The levels of people in our country that are classified as obese and morbidly obese have skyrocketed since the early 1970’s when High Fructose Corn Syrup was permitted to be used in our food. It is a cheap substitute for sugar but calorie for calorie it is exactly the same.
However, when eating pure cane sugar the hormone leptin is not suppressed and you become satisfied. You stop eating after a reasonable caloric intake. This eating pattern keeps one at a reasonable weight. Yes, you can over eat but then it becomes an emotional problem when you continue eating when you are satisfied.
Hundreds of thousands of people who are obese and morbidly obese blame their weight on emotional issues when in fact it is a physical condition that can be eliminated by eating foods made with pure cane sugar instead of High Fructose Corn Syrup. Of course eliminating sugar altogether would hasten the process.
The reason companies use High Fructose Corn Syrup instead of pure cane sugar is simply economic. It is cheaper. The new ads that are coming out to justify their usage of High Fructose Corn Sugar are true. Calorie for calorie it is the same.
They do not want you to know your satiation level is being suppressed.
There is an economic reason for this as well. If you eat more of their product than you need, you buy more of their product and they make more money. It is a win/win for them.
High Fructose Corn Syrup has been exposed for the devil it is to the human body and people are switching to pure cane sugar and whole foods in droves. This crunch in their profits has caused them to try to deceive the public about what is in their food by renaming High Fructose Corn Syrup as Corn Sugar. This very public name change could possibly die down as all stories do and continue to fool the public for years to come if we are not diligent in working towards getting it out of our food system.