The excessive intake of HFCS in America is said to be the leading cause of obesity in the realm. According to the American Medical Association, HFCS contributes more to obesity than sucrose or normal cane sugar.
Obesity is among the effects of excessive intake of sugar. This phenomenon is much clearer in the United States, the country where the people enjoy carbonated drinks with high sugar content. According to research, in the 1970s, Americans take 9 teaspoons of sugar daily, which is elevated to 14 teaspoons by the '90s.
Research is being carried out for the search of alternative sugars to reduce the intake of cane sugar by the people of the world. Curculin is an alternative sugar that is extracted from the Lumbah plant only found in Malaysia. The Lumbah tree is a herbal plant with fruits in bunches. The fruit of the Lumbah tree is white and is bland in taste. However, miraculously, after eating one of the fruits, the taste of everything else is altered drastically. This taste-modifying activity is also exhibited in miraculin. Curculin is a high intensity sweetener with a reported relative sweetness of 430-2070 times sweeter than sucrose on a weight basis.
Sugar is amongst the essentials of life. However, the sweetness of sugar, in excess, may turn into poison. Diabetes is a silent killer, ever waiting in the shadows, and has taken many lives to its name.
Please, reduce your sugar intake. Moderation is the answer.