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Is high-fructose corn syrup really worse than sugar?

By Michelle Edelbaum, January 15, 2010 - 1:27pm

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Michelle asks: Do you avoid high fructose corn syrup more than sugar?

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Yes, I do avoid HFCS like the plague. I have watched several documentaries ... of which I can get you names of them. The documentaries compare drinking Coco Tea from Coco leaves is AOK... however if you take the leaf & treat it you will get Cocaine... which is NOT in any way good. Same goes for HFCS. If you eat corn it's perfectly safe, but get it super condensed it's really not safe to eat (not to mention it's in practically everything processed)... it's addictive & causes us to want more.... just part of the problem there are more obese people in America than ever before. I know I didn't explain the process of Coco leaves into Cocaine & Corn into HFCS... but I tried to get the point across.
Thank you
Leigh

labligh56

01/19/2014 - 9:21pm

I do limit high fructose corn syrup. It hits the blood sugar harder than other sugars. One should use agave nectar, honey, stevia or fruit to sweeten. If I must use sugar, and many recipes require sugar, I use homemade brown sugar. I make this by adding old fashioned molasses to a good quality white sugar and blending until it is dark brown. I fully realize that molasses is also just a sugar but it has some food value in iron etc. Best of all, wean oneself from the need for artificial sweetening. We have many naturally sweet foods and if one gets used to little sweetener, these natural sweets are sweet enough for the tastebuds. I told my children growing up that fruit was "God's candy" and indeed it is.

Anonymous

10/26/2013 - 9:55am

The Liver does the Fructose sugar processing. I listened to a PBS radio program and the doctor they interviewed said that Sodas have a Fructose sweetening base. Then, he said, "Young teens are drinking carbonated drinks more than they drink water or sports drinks. I've seen my second teenagers' Liver transplant because of Fructose Sugar."

"Sugar IS NOT Sugar" Corn association!!

Anonymous

08/03/2013 - 7:24pm

Yes... in additional to the issue of whether it is worse than sugar, it does contain toxins (mercury and others) which create inflammation and other issues with your immune system and metabolism. Despite FDA approving the use of the term "natural' for HFCS, I believe their criteria is too loose. Also, the process to make it is chemical and more involved. See earlier part of this article.

Anonymous

03/19/2013 - 9:11am

This blog is so biased to almost everything that is bad in the food industry today. And the way it is presented is so believable.To everyone reading this, please do your research before believing you read on this blog. That's all DO YOUR RESEARCH.. Thank you.

I know form first hand experience that each time I eat any processed food with HFCS, I am not able to STOP eating it. I know first hand , I get constipated, bloated and gain weigh while consuming HFCS.

Anonymous

02/08/2013 - 10:54am

No, it does not matter to me if the calories are from sugar or HFCS. Calories are calories.

Anonymous

11/26/2012 - 1:10pm

So........Is the answer that HFCS is the same as regular sugar?

Anonymous

08/26/2012 - 9:08pm

YES

Anonymous

08/22/2012 - 7:53am

I am not sure what I read, is it worse or not? Sounds like you are saying it is not, up until I read this I was avoiding it at all costs cause I was told by 2 RN's to avoid it. Now I am not so sure?

Anonymous

06/03/2012 - 11:20am

Less than 4 months after this was posted a study done at Princeton concerning HFCS was released. The study showed that even with the same number of calories lab rats gained significantly more weight when dining on HFCS than on regular sugar.

Anonymous

05/15/2012 - 6:56am

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