Sunday, April 25, 2010

Truth in Propaganda…

"What? You brought that brand of soft drink to the picnic? Don't you know that's got high-fructose corn syrup in it?"

"So?"

"Well, you know what they say about that stuff…"

"What? That it's nutritionally the same as sugar and it's fine in moderation?"

"No… that fructose can only be metabolized by the liver which means a ridiculously small amount can fill your liver's Glycogen stores, which not only causes your liver to turn the remaining fructose and other sugars to fat, but also signals the rest of your body to stop metabolizing sugars and to convert them to fat as well."

"Well, the corn council says…"

"Which, of course, not only contributes to obesity, but particularly causes fat to infiltrate the liver, which is a major factor in the onset of type 2 diabetes among other life threatening diseases."

"But it is only the same calories as sugar…"

"Seriously, having a drink sweetened with high fructose corn syrup with a meal is basically telling your body to store everything you're about to eat as fat, and to store the vast majority of it in and around your liver, which is responsible for regulating your blood sugar."

"Wow, I guess I need to stop getting my information on the dangers and side effects of highly processed corn products from TV commercials paid for by a group of people who make a fuck ton of cash from selling me highly processed corn products."

"Yeah, it turns out the tobacco companies are wrong about cigarettes not causing cancer as well."

This commercial is brought to you by 'The Corn Council of America is Full of Shit' Committee.


 

7 comments:

http://tenpoundhammer.com said...

That blew my ever loving mind. I really wish there were some sort of government regulation that stopped "organizations" from outright lying, deceiving, and endangering the publics health.

Scratch the hostile fay said...

I like those drug commercials spouting about how GREAT their drugs are for this and that....and then start talking like an auctioneer about the side effects.

".........sideeffectsincludedrymouthrashandyourtesticlesfallingoff...."


ROFL!

Scratch

britishsaffy said...

You may be right about the sodas, but damn if they don't taste good! Those Throwback sodas taste like crap!

Justin Wilson said...

You lost a lot of credibility with me when you called fructose and high fructose corn syrup “poisons.” This kind of rhetoric doesn’t help anyone. Did you know that high fructose corn syrup has, on average, the same amount of fructose as glucose?

Justin Wilson said...

You lost a lot of credibility with me when you called fructose and high fructose corn syrup “poisons.” This kind of rhetoric doesn’t help anyone. Did you know that high fructose corn syrup has, on average, the same amount of fructose as glucose?

Paulius said...

"Did you know that high fructose corn syrup has, on average, the same amount of fructose as glucose?"

DING DING! You just won the most retarded statement award!

The whole reason the stuff's called HIGH FRUCTOSE corn syrup is because it's Glucose syrup with EXTRA fructose added.

Oh, and Fructose and Glucose are two completely different forms of sugar

There is no Fructose in 'Glucose'...because it's GLUCOSE you retard.

I suggest you go to a car blog next and say "Diesel isn't a bad fuel, did you know that gasoline has, on average, the same amount of diesel as kerosene?"

Oh, and exaggerating by calling fructose a 'poison'.I guess you must have missed the irony in the title of the post. Yeah you didn't get it.

By the way, I know what you're thinking... but 'irony' doesn't mean 'a lot like iron'.

Paulius said...

Oh, and PS, I never actually referred to HFCS as a poison. Not once.

Smacktard.