This is ridiculous.
He's seriously comparing these two drinks in terms of calories and sugar?
Stop comparing how much sugar, and how calorie for calorie they are equal, and start comparing the ingredients
Forget the sugar, and lets look at the main incredient in soda, Fructose.
Fructose is actually Americas NO.1 source of calories.
Dr. Mercola from the Univercity of Calafornia did a study in 2009 (Its on Youtube if your interested)
Here a few of the things he came up with.
Fructose is a major contributor to:
. Insulin resistance
. Elevated blood pressure
. Major depletion of vitamins and minerals.
. Cancer (Cancer feeds of Fructose.)
. Cardio vascular disease, liver disease, and even Gout.
thing he came up with though, is that Fructose is one of the number one causes of Obesity in the US.
Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California also did a study on the basics of Fructose metabolism.
After eating fructose, 100 percent of the metabolic burden rests on your liver. But with glucose, your liver has to break down only 20 percent.
Every cell in your body, including your brain, utilizes glucose. Therefore, much of it is "burned up" immediately after you consume it. By contrast, fructose is turned into free fatty acids (FFAs), VLDL (the damaging form of cholesterol), and triglycerides, which get stored as fat.
The fatty acids created during fructose metabolism accumulate as fat droplets in your liver and skeletal muscle tissues, causing insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Insulin resistance progresses to metabolic syndrome and type II diabetes.
Fructose is the most lipophilic carbohydrate. In other words, fructose converts to activated glycerol (g-3-p), which is directly used to turn FFAs into triglycerides. The more g-3-p you have, the more fat you store. Glucose does not do this.
When you eat 120 calories of glucose, less than one calorie is stored as fat. 120 calories of fructose results in 40 calories being stored as fat. Consuming fructose is essentially consuming fat!
The metabolism of fructose by your liver creates a long list of waste products and toxins, including a large amount of uric acid, which drives up blood pressure and causes gout.
Glucose suppresses the hunger hormone ghrelin and stimulates leptin, which suppresses your appetite. Fructose has no effect on ghrelin and interferes with your brain's communication with leptin, resulting in overeating.
Fructose has been deemed one of the, if the
worst things you can consume.
So when these people come with "Hey fruit juice is just as bad as soda". Its blatant Bull shit it my eyes.
Its not just about comparing them calorie for calorie, sugar for sugar. Thats a terrible way to compare.
I agree with Babs. "Study bought to you by the Pepsi and Coca Cola Foundation in association with the Juice Bad Yucky Foundation."