Yes, sugars can be very attractive to water, metabolically. Read into that: *all* sugars, not just HFCS. It's the worst, and the most popular in current thought. But most sugars can have similar effects.
And you're right - it's in EVERYthing. Not only that, but manufacturers have found insidious little methods of naming a variety of sugars so they can list them separately in their ingredient lists without our being aware that the majority of what's in our processed foods is *sugar*.
The FDA (or whoever regulates such things) really ought to make them 'fess up.
...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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