how bad is high fructose corn syrup

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  1. Grifter

    Grifter Silver Member

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    i used to drink roughly a can of pepsi a day
    lately its been much lower - maybe a can or 2 a week
    lately ive been hooked on arizona green tea

    those cans of the tea are 3x the size of regular cans of soda but contain the same amount of sugars (17g)

    im getting on in my years and im becoming more concerned with my health lately

    i guess i could brew my own green tea and add honey but you know we all get lazy sometimes
     
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    if you like tea, brewing your own from real tea leaves would be a lot better for you. Good source of anti-oxidants, and little to no sugar compared to the bottled tea's.
     
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    Dude they have 2.5 servings so it 17g X 2.5= 42.5g of sugar.

    Damn drink the pepsi instead.

    And yes buy some tea bags (green tea). Make it your self cheap and much better for you.
     
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    increasing amounts of data on high fructose corn syrup is now being linked to obesity and diabetes.
     
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    Zaffir OT Supporter

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    Fructose = sugar.

    It's basically highly concentrated and refined sugar. So yes, it's bad for you.
     
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    fructose is solely used to replenish liver glycogen. After that has been accomplished the rest is stored as fat. As you could imagine it doesn't take much to replenish and you have to be in a pretty depleted state in the first place to use them at all.
     
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    1 can of arizona = 24oz, 3 servings of 8oz at 17g of sugar each
    1 can of pepsi = 8oz, 1 serving of 8oz at 42g of sugar each

    ok so the can of arizona has more sugar than the pepsi but its still 3x the serving
     
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    so lets so today i drink a can of pepsi
    how long before thats depleted in the liver assuming i dont eat or drink anything until then
     
  9. look at it this way: it is cheap and easy way to produce mass amounts a lot of "sugar". so you get what you pay for. a horrible sugar substitute that causes all sorts of bad things. i'm not saying sugar (in excess) can't cause negative effects, but stay away from corn syrup and check the labels for "sugar" because that's what your body needs.
     
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    but so bad .. :sad2:
     
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    drink diet soda, you'll get used to it.
     
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    ^ i hit up about a 2 liter per day
     
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