The result of cost-cutting by food companies, soda companies, and fast food joints. This is not real sugar, but actually a sweetener that has been produced from corn.
Real sugar is more expensive than High Fructose Corn Syrup, and so that's why almost all soft drinks contain HFCS instead of real sugar.
And High Fructose Corn Syrup is more unhealthy for you than real sugar, and too much of it is a cause of obesity.
So when you're buying drinks that are supposed to be made out of real fruit juice from the stores, look at the ingredients. If you see High Fructose Corn Syrup, you'd be better off avoiding that product. Same goes for all other food products. You'd be amazed at the number of products with high fructose corn syrup. Look up the ingredients of all the McDonald's food and you'll be shocked by how much of it these people use in their food.
Bill: "Dude, I'm getting addicted to Pepsi. I just love this stuff. I've been drinking it at least once a day."
Suzy: "You're slowly killing yourself, pal. That stuff is just full of High Fructose Corn Syrup. Driking that every day is definitely not a good idea. I had a friend who did that and she got a nasty kidney stone, and was warned she might get diabetes. If you're drinking it every other day or something, and you're doing some exercise, it's not so bad. But every day, plus you always sit on your ass in front of the tube, uhuh, bad idea dude."
Bill: "thanks for the heads-up. I'll try to cut down on the bubbly stuff."
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