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.
03/19/2013 - 10:11am
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.
02/08/2013 - 11:54am
No, it does not matter to me if the calories are from sugar or HFCS. Calories are calories.
11/26/2012 - 2:10pm
So........Is the answer that HFCS is the same as regular sugar?
08/26/2012 - 10:08pm
08/22/2012 - 8:53am
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?
06/03/2012 - 12:20pm
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.
05/15/2012 - 7:56am
Yes. There are studies that have shown that people that consume higher levels of hfcs have more fat accumulated around their heart and liver area. Studies, plural. And hfcs is a man-made, chemically modified product, produced from largely genetically modified corn. That's enough Information for me.
03/15/2012 - 12:16pm
High fructose corn syrup has certain adverse effect on Health and must be avoided.
I applaud your going out to try to find out what the difference is between HFCS and sugar, but I come away still uncertain. In the end, I think I will treat sugar and HFCS the same way as I do carbohydrates and fats, and that is, they are all necessary for the proper functioning of the human body, but an excess of any of them will cause obesity and potential problems. Therefore, I'll just monitor what I eat and use moderation, balancing them all, but avoiding none. Hey, isn't that what the food pyramid tells us to do? Well, imagine that!