We have known for a while that snacks and foods loaded with high fructose corn syrup are really bad for us, since they really up the calorie content of the food.
This fact is now reinforced by researchers at Princeton who conducted a study on rats to find the link between obesity and high fructose corn syrup. It was seen that the rats fed corn syrup gained more weight than those fed table sugar.
In the event the researchers have been able to prove that corn syrup is worse than other sweeteners and is more likely to cause obesity.
In the experiments, the rats fed corn syrup gained weight than those fed fat.
On the other hand barbecue sauce may be good for us researchers tell us. A team of biologists found that several fruits, spices and vegetables found in commonly used marinades and sauces contained natural antioxidants.
As many readers are probably aware, antioxidants are able to prevent or delay a number of age related problems such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s, cancer, strokes, cataracts and arthritis.
However, before you decide to douse your grilled chicken in barbecue sauce, understand that processing during manufacturing, cooking etc. can significantly reduce the benefits of the antioxidants that were originally contained in the fruits, spices and vegetables.