Why would people want to avoid fructose, artificial sweeteners and sugar alcohols?
Regardless of if you believe the studies that point to dangers or potential dangers of these products, you can’t beat the flavor of real sugar.
High Fructose Corn Syrup – Recent studies are scary in how clearly they link fructose to weight gain, Diabetes and Heart Disease. More info
Artificial sweeteners – There is a lot of money behind defending these artificial sweeteners, so finding clear studies is difficult. Each sweetener should be evaluated on its own merit. More Info
Sugar alcohols - sugar alcohols are known to cause diarrhea in some individuals.
High fructose corn syrup – Studies show that consuming fructose does not produce the feeling of fullness like other sugars do. Instead of stopping at one small sugared soda, when drinking HFCS you are more likely to consume multiple since you will still feel hungry.
Artificial sweeteners – Some studies show that consumption of low- or no-calorie sweeteners short-circuit your body’s own ability to regulate caloric intake.
High Fructose Corn Syrup – The way that conventional corn is produced today is not sustainable and highly polluting The most environmentally friendly sweeteners are domestic honey and maple syrup. More Info.
Artificial sweeteners - Our sewage treatment plants do not filter aspertame out of our drinking water. This means that the more aspertame is consumed by the population, the more it resides in our drinking water, for everyone to be exposed to.
Why did you put together The Sugar Diet?
We noticed an increasing number of our friends were concerned about high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners. We are cautious about checking ingredients since sometimes it is nearly impossible to find products without these sweeteners. Hopefully we can come together and compose a useful list of products made with real sugar.
Why is regular corn syrup on your list of products to avoid on The Sugar Diet?
Regular corn syrup, it its purest form, actually has less fructose then sugar. The issue is that the corn syrup you can buy in the store lists high fructose corn syrup as an ingredient, so its fructose content is questionable. We don’t trust corporations to be honest about the fructose content in regular corn syrup, so the Sugar Diet Team has chosen to avoid it.