Is high fructose corn syrup worse than cane sugar (sucrose)? The health Gods may be holding their heads either way, but data in Metabolism suggests that there is a slight difference because fructose is absorbed differently.
In the study, fructose absorbed into the blood at higher levels than sucrose did. Having more fructose in your system could be a bigger health risk, since it can affect your appetite and heart health. What to drink aside from plain H20 and teas? Invest in a sparkling water maker!