Here is a little slide show on high fructose corn syrup which makes the point I would have though obvious: it's sugar, folks!
'"Really, it's just sugar in liquid form—no different biochemically from common table sugar," explains Marion Nestle, Ph.D., professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University.'
But there are some rather surprising assertions made:
'But it also lurks in other types of foods that may come as a surprise: ketchup, frozen dinners, salad dressing, bread, marinades, cereal, canned vegetables—the list goes on and on. "About 30 to 40 percent of all products in the center of the grocery store have high-fructose corn syrup. And people don't expect any sugar in these foods," points out Phil Lempert, the Supermarket Guru.'
There are people who don't know that Captain Crunch contains sugar?!
And here's Lempert again: '"We have no idea what real food tastes like anymore because of all the sugar being added," says Lempert.'
So, adding sugar makes food imaginary?
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