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Is high-fructose corn syrup causing your tummy troubles?

By Nicci Micco, June 24, 2009 - 4:36am

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Nicci asks: How does high-fructose corn syrup affect you?


Make sure the blueberries are sweet before baking with them. Some blueberries are very tas0eless̷t;my last batch was made with sucky blueberries. I am still working through those since I made two dozen and froze it in my fridge.


07/12/2016 - 1:44pm

I drank cranberry juice mixed with water and it made me feel nauseated, severely bloated causing great discomfort in my back and so full I was miserable which lasted a long time for me. I checked label and it contained HFCS. Ugh


06/10/2016 - 2:59pm

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02/26/2016 - 6:51pm

I consume it, i live on the toilet! It's that simple. It took me over 15 years and at least 6 different Dr's to figure out my so called IBS ! and it was i, not the Dr.'s, that figured it out ! If i even eat a small amount of corn syrup , the next couple days of my life are a right -off . The only soda pop i can drink is pepsi made with "real " sugar ! If pepsi stops makeing it, then my pop consumeing days are over. I encourage anyone with IBS to just try not consumeing corn syrup,and see if it helps. In my case i'd say i had an improvement of at least 90%!....I got most of my life back ! Peter


03/22/2015 - 10:38pm

I have an almost instantaneous response to this horrible ingredient: gas diarrhrea leaking feces. For me, this stuff is POISON and should be banned from everything, from cough syrup to soft drinks to cold medicine to juice. Any member of the U.S. Congress who supports this garbage should be tossed out of office,


03/05/2015 - 4:21am

Every time I eat any type of pancake and waffle syrup I become nauseated and gassy. No other foods bother me like this. I eat a lot of sweets and a lot of breads and donuts but its only when the syrup is involved I become intolerable to be within 100 feet of!


01/25/2014 - 10:23pm

For all of my life I drank regular Coke and never had any problems. Then around 1985 I noticed my stomach would hurt after drinking sodas. I switched to diet Coke and my stomach problems went away. I always thought that my body was changing and couldn't take regular Coke anymore. Then a few years ago I read that in the mid 1980's, all of the fast food restaurants soda switched from sugar to HFCS. This was the missing piece of information. I finally realized that it was the HFCS that cause my stomach pains.


11/15/2013 - 2:13am

I suffered with IBS for years with it being so debilitating that I was really unable to work. Who wants to pay someone who stays in the bathroom a lot of the day? When I stopped drinking soft drinks, my life changed. I was able to work, I felt I was leading a normal life. Now, I rarely eat sweets, I eat fruit and I don't have problems. Very thankful.


07/27/2013 - 3:38pm

I began having IBS symptoms such as severe cramping and diarrhea following meals back in the 1990's, somewhat coinciding with the switch to HFCS in soft drinks. I continued to suffer off and on for 15 years until I educated myself on the link between HFCS and IBS and proceeded to eliminate all HFCS from my diet. IBS symptoms vanished, never to return. So, I don't care about the glucose to fructose ratio being the same as cane sugar, my GI tract knows the difference.


07/16/2013 - 5:43pm

I do have IBS and have found that HFCS does irritate my gut, as does all the "sugar alcohols", those non-nutritive sweeteners that are neither sugar or alcohol. I read the labels on everything from bread, to ketchup, to juice, and everything in between. It's everywhere. The only way to have a pain-free day is to be vigilant about what you eat.


06/18/2013 - 4:46pm

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