Remember last year when a group of Princeton scientists told you how awful high-fructose corn syrup was? Rats who consumed HFCS gained significantly more weight than those who consumed sucrose, even when overall caloric intake was the same. The researchers rattled off a list of ailments—high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, cancer and diabetes—that result from such excess weight problems in humans. If you’ve been avoiding HFCS since then, here’s a handy dining hall tip, which is now listed on Dining Services’ daily menu:
“All of our bulk ice creams and fountain soft drinks such as Coke, Sprite, Fanta Orange & Powerade contain high- fructose corn syrup. From our juice machines – Natural 5, Cranberry Juice & Fruit Punch also contain HFCS, the apple and orange juices do not.”
It seems apples and oranges are more alike than people say. Stick to those juices when you crave some dining hall sugar water, sans HFCS.
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