Maybe it's not only the fructose

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by taurusrc, May 1, 2004.

  1. taurusrc

    taurusrc Guest

    HFCS contains glucose which is digested sugar. So we do not
    need to digest it.

    Digestion of food uses about 10% of the calories ingested.

    Each pound of weight gain is equal to about 3500 calories.

    10% of 3500 = 350 calories .

    3500-350 = 3150 net calories = 1 pound.

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=571&e=16&u=-
    /nm/health_syrup_dc "It is hard to ignore the fact that 20
    percent of our carbohydrates are coming from corn syrup --
    10 percent of our total calories."

    That wipes out the calories burned during digestion.

    So if we eat the same amount of food now as we did 10 years
    ago before HFCS we would be using 10% less energy to digest
    our food than we did then. That could lead to weight gain.
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    3000 calories daily - 300 hidden calories.

    365 x 300 = 109,500 hidden calories per year

    Divided by 3500 calories per pound = 31 pounds per year.
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    On a 2000 calorie diet - 200 hidden calories. 365 x 200 = 20
    pounds per year.

    Ora
     
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