Now sugar is sugar and calories are calories but the difference between high fructose corn syrup and fruit sugar is in the way your body metabolizes it.
Truthfully, you just don’t need an artificial sweetener like HFCS in your smoothie because fruit is naturally sweet.
Read on to find out some of the differences between HFCS and fruit sugar.
- An artificial sugar alternative and preservative (it is processed from real sugar but the ratios of fructose to glucose are modified.)
- Calories from HFCS are not well registered by the body which means the body does not feel satisfied after ingestion
- Causes a relatively dramatic blood-sugar spike
HFCS is not:
- A direct cause of obesity (although a 2010 Stanford study suggests HFCS prompts more weight gain –Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior)
Fruit sugar is:
- Made up of fructose
- Doesn’t cause as much of a sugar spike as HFCS
- Gentler on teeth than other sweeteners
- Naturally sweeter than HFCS so less is used which means fewer calories
SmoothieCompany.com provides their customers with real fruit puree for their smoothies which means your end product is never made with high fructose corn syrup. These purees are made with crushed fruit for a concentrated smoothie base to guarantee fresh flavor and fruit benefits of natural sugars.
High Fructose Corn Syrup and Fructose, The Differences – FructoseFacts.org
A Sweet Problem – Princeton University