The country seems to be progressively getting fatter. One thing that often gets blamed for our increasing waistlines is high fructose corn syrup, one of the most commonly used sweeteners in a lot of things these days, particularly soft drinks. There’s at least one corn growers association out there arguing that corn syrup is essentially the same as cane sugar and other natural sweeteners and is no more harmful on us.
Check out this article from Lifehacker for some pretty straightforward information on the differences between sugar and corn syrup. When it comes down to it eat glucose, not fructose, and try to eat fiber when you’re eating sugar. Read the article to understand that last bit. Pretty cool stuff.