Comment: Thanks

(See in situ)


Thanks

... for helping me support my point.

Table Sugar 80
High Fructose Corn Syrup 87

The only difference between the two (according to the chart you used) is 7 points on the glycemic index. In fact, some charts released by reputable educational institutions place them closer, or even put HFCS slightly below table sugar on the GI. Calculating GI is not an exact science like calculating the calories in something. GI is measuring the body's reaction to ingestion of a substance, and everyone's body is slightly different. That's why most GI values differ from chart to chart.

The issue is that people see the phrase "High Fructose Corn Syrup" and mistakenly believe that "High Fructose" means that HFCS is almost all fructose, when really, it differs less than 5% in fructose content compared to table sugar. They are essentially the same.