Which is better, high-fructose corn syrup or table sugar?

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Q. I've been trying to avoid high-fructose corn syrup. Is table sugar a healthier alternative?

A. Wouldn't it be nice if there were a healthy sugar that you could eat guilt-free? Unfortunately, when it comes to high-fructose corn syrup and table sugar, there really isn't a "good" option. High-fructose corn syrup and table sugar are actually pretty similar from a chemical standpoint.

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