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High-Fructose Corn Syrup vs. Cane Sugar: The Myth of Mexican Coke

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If you love Coca-Cola (for whatever sick, twisted reason) but don't dig the high-fructose corn syrup that comes with every sip, you might be one of thousands of people who lust after Mexican Coke. The rumor is that in Mexico, Coke is made with real sugar cane rather than HFCS, which apparently makes it taste better.

But when Obesity did an analysis of a Mexican Coke, there was no sucrose (cane  sugar) to be found. Instead, the sweeteners appeared to be glucose and fructose. And that means one of two things. First, it could mean that the beloved Mexican Cokes are all really old, so the sucrose broke down into fructose and glucose. Or, it could mean that Coca-Cola in Mexico uses HFCS as well.

Maybe this is a sign that all of you Mexican Coke lovers should call it quits at the risk of ingesting HFCS and all of the negative health effects that could stem from your addiction. What do you think?

via TIME Healthland