As you recall, in the middle of a competitors store, she vehemently, bordering screamed at me that High Fructose Corn Syrup and Trans-fats were not bad for human consumption. Spittle was coming out of her mouth. I was so embarrassed by her actions.
"Wendell, who told you that High Fructose Corn Syrup and Trans-fats are bad?" she enquired.
"Physicians, scientists, oncologists, diabetes specialist," I answered.
"Well, they don't know what they are talking about, these all exist in nature," she screamed.
I submit: Almost all nutritionists finger high fructose corn syrup consumption as a major culprit in the nation's obesity / diabetes crisis. The inexpensive sweetener flooded the American food supply in the early 1980s, just about the time the nation's obesity and diabettes rate started its unprecedented climb.
More from the San Francisco Chronicle:
Loading high fructose corn syrup into increasingly larger portions of soda and processed food has packed more calories into us and more money into food processing companies, say nutritionists and food activists. But some health experts argue that the issue is bigger than mere calories. The theory goes like this: The body processes the fructose in high fructose corn syrup differently than it does old-fashioned cane or beet sugar, which in turn alters the way metabolic-regulating hormones function. It also forces the liver to kick more fat out into the blood stream. The end result is that our bodies are essentially tricked into wanting to eat more and at the same time, we are storing more fat.
"One of the issues is the ease with which you can consume this stuff," says Carol Porter, director of nutrition and food services at U.C. San Francisco. "It's not that fructose itself is so bad, but they put it in so much food that you consume so much of it without knowing it."
Being in the media spotlight , this unhappy gal has missed the boat and sold her sole to the company store. A pity. The Universe doesn't want that man-made crap in our body.