- "It's fine in moderation!"- Well that may be, however it is in EVERYTHING from bread to cereal to applesauce. It is nearly impossible to "enjoy it in moderation!" Pick out five products from your pantry. I am willing to bet that at least three of those products contain HFCS.
- "HFCS is a way to lower food costs!"- I'd rather pay the 1 cent difference and get something that is sweetened with actual sugar, not some "franken-fructose."
- HFCS is natural!- Sure, if you consider genetically-modified enzymes and chemicals "natural."
- "HFCS doesn't make you fat!"- Really? Then why are there hundreds of studies that prove otherwise? Fructose does not release or stimulate insulin. Insulin is a naturally occurring hormone that helps to metabolize our foods by pushing carbohydrates into our muscle cells to be used as energy, and allows carbohydrates to be stores in our liver for later use. It also stimulates production of another hormone, leptin, which helps to regulate our storage of body fat and increases our metabolism when needed. These two hormones keep our body fat regulated and tells us, for all intent purposes, when we are satisfied and sends the message to our brain to stop eating.