Put Down that Soda! The Science Behind The ‘Why’?

More science appeared last week to encourage us to put down the soda with the publishing of the Goran Report from the University of Southern California.

The report tested many sodas as bought on the street, to analyse the make-up of the High Fructose Corn Syrup as it is found in the can. In the past we have been assured by the Corn refiners Association that High Fructose Corn Syrup is made up of 50% glucose and 50% fructose, but the Goran report found the make-up in the cans of soda that we by from the store to be 40% glucose and 60% fructose.

This tip in percentages towards fructose may seem insignificant but you need to know that whilst glucose is used by the body for energy, Fructose is taken up by the liver where it is more readily turned into fat! 

Make the pledge to cut sodas and other products containing high fructose corn syrup out of your diet and remove this metabolic complication that results in the soda belly!

Read more from the Guardian on Obesity Food and Drink.



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Louise Innes

Author: Louise Innes

Louise Innes is a holistic nutritionist who resides in Calgary, Alberta. Her balanced take on nutrition brings a refreshing perspective to the world of food.

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