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by Regina Fancy (2019-09-30)

If it's not the kind of sugar in sodas, what is it?It's FloraSpring Review the total amount of sugar and thus the calories: 15 teaspoons of sugar-250 calories whether it's from table sugar, HFCS, brown sugar or raw sugar.What is Pepsi's new "Natural" Soda?Pepsi released a "natural" soda, the sweetener is 15 teaspoons of white sugar, the calories are still 250 calories. It is natural or are we just fooling ourselves?Conclusion: Pay attention to the calories and stop losing focus on the type of sugar. A single 20 oz. bottle ofa soft drink results in a 25 lb. weight gain if consumed every day.Dr. Victor Fulgoni writes a conclusion to the annual American Society for Nutrition Public Information Committee symposium for 2007 titled "High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS): Everything You Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask.... "served as a platform to address the controversy surrounding HFCS. Speakers from academia and industry came together to provide up-to-date information on this food ingredient. The proceedings from the symposium covered 1) considerable background on what HFCS is and why it is used as a food ingredient, 2) the contribution HFCS makes to consumers' diets, and 3) the latest research on the metabolic effects of HFCS. The data presented indicated that HFCS is very similar to sucrose, being 55% fructose and 45% glucose, and thus, not surprisingly, few metabolic differences were found comparing HFCS and sucrose. That said, HFCS does contribute to added sugars and calories, and those concerned with managing their weight should be concerned about calories from beverages and other foods, regardless of HFCS content."