Before I purchase anything, I always read the ingredients and if it contains high fructose corn syrup, I put it back on the shelf. The company that made that food product just lost me as a customer. End of discussion.
In what way is fructose corn syrup worse than sugar?
Just asking because I'm curious. I thought it was all just sugar.
I agree on not buying that stuff. [/quote](insert gap to compensate for RJ's inadequate quote feature)
HFCS is sweeter than sugar, and tricks the brain into thinking it needs more food to be satiated (that 'full' feeling). Therefore a person is more likely to overeat to compensate for the synthetic "empty" feeling after consuming HFCS.
As a person who has very little sugar in my diet, it's easy for me to recognize HFCS in foods and beverages, just by the extreme sweetness. Even a banana seems a little too sweet sometimes.