Soybean Oil and High Fructose Corn Syrup: Double Trouble

My Bariatric Life Health Guide January 29, 2013
  • We have been here before, and we are going here again. I do not feel too much emphasis can be placed on the dangers of processed foods.The adage of “it seemed like a good idea at the time” may or may not be appropriate regarding the advent of processed food. I suppose it depends on your p...

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  • nubwaxer
    Jan. 30, 2013

    when i was groing up we got one 6 1/2 ounce coke with our hamburgers for dinner.  now we have 44 oz. bladder busters and even bigger sizes.  why do you blame the sweetener?  how about parent's presenting a bad example or not supervising their diets?

    you're not going to guilt trip me into quit drinking coke.  i've already moderated that myself,...

    RHMLucky777

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    when i was groing up we got one 6 1/2 ounce coke with our hamburgers for dinner.  now we have 44 oz. bladder busters and even bigger sizes.  why do you blame the sweetener?  how about parent's presenting a bad example or not supervising their diets?

    you're not going to guilt trip me into quit drinking coke.  i've already moderated that myself, thank you very much.  i've also read about the horrors associated with the drinking water i get from a water vending machine.  give me a break.

    • Christina Lasich, MD
      Health Pro
      Feb. 01, 2013

      Yes, blaming the food is like blaming the smoking gun. Eventuallly, the user has to take personal responsiblility for the consequences if the food is abused. In days gone by, we did have a better sense of portion control. But now in this super sized world, our use of processed foods like high fructose corn syrup and soy oils has generally gotten out of control...

      RHMLucky777

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      Yes, blaming the food is like blaming the smoking gun. Eventuallly, the user has to take personal responsiblility for the consequences if the food is abused. In days gone by, we did have a better sense of portion control. But now in this super sized world, our use of processed foods like high fructose corn syrup and soy oils has generally gotten out of control because food is addictive. The reward and pleasure garnered from food is just too great to resist. Thus, use has escalated and waistlines have expanded.

       

      Are some people able to use processed foods responsibly? Yes, absolutely; just like some people are able to use alcohol, a highly toxic substance, responsibly. However, in my experience, appropriate portion control seems to be more of an exception rather than a rule.

       

      For further reading, please check out my article about Sugar and Chronic Pain.

       

      Dr. Christina Lasich, MD