Just goes to prove that The General wasn’t kidding around when she said cutting out our high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) was something we should take seriously.
Pancreatic tumor cells use fructose to divide and proliferate, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that challenges the common wisdom that all sugars are the same. Tumor cells fed both glucose and fructose used the two sugars in two different ways, the team at the University of California Los Angeles found. (via Reuters)
No, it doesn’t cause cancer. But it sure sounds like it can send it rifling through your body in any and all directions. The article really is a good read (you can read it all here) to give you a basic idea on the findings of this study.
Read your labels one of these days, just on the things in your cabinet. You’ll likely find it in your soda, bread, yogurt, juice (that isn’t 100% juice), canned tomato sauce, canned soups, breakfast cereal, ketchup — and those are all things that we found in our pantry alone. It takes a lot more work to figure out what we can have that isn’t dripping with HFCS, but when we go a week or two without much of it at all, we can both really tell.
You know I don’t lecture with shit like this, but it’s not good for you at all. No matter what the people at this website say. (It’s paid for by the Corn Refiners Association, who might just have a little bit of an interest in people kicking the corn syrup habit…)