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The real truth: high-fructose corn syrup is not the same as corn syrup

By Nicci Micco, July 1, 2009 - 11:36am

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Nicci asks: What do you think about high-fructose corn syrup?


I think it is very bad for you, but what about corn syrup? is it bad?


10/07/2015 - 1:37pm

It's killing us all!


08/16/2014 - 2:16pm

i don't think hfcs is good for your body I think that it is bad for a diabetic and in fact for any one, it is bad for your heart and your brain it is not a healthy source why don't they take it off the market what is it really good for?


06/01/2014 - 4:05pm

I have severe stomach cramps and colon spasms when I have any corn syrup or HFCS..( Like a 1/4 package of hot sauce from Taco Bell 10 minutes later doubled over ). I hate ALL corn syrup..Why is it outlawed in other countries??


11/17/2013 - 3:46pm

I still don't understand. Looks to me like we don't want any of it.


07/29/2013 - 2:44pm

I belive if we just cut the amount of sweet things we have/ give the need for HFCS would lessen instead using natural fruits and veggies and reacquainting ourselves with a not so sweet.....sweet, we have put to much stock int the quick and easy foods but without sacrificing flavor or health reasons


06/16/2013 - 1:02am

High fructose corn syrup is metabolised as a fat, and increases uric acid levels which has the side effects of not only hypertension, gout, but weight gain even in a low fat diet. It is best to avoid as much fructose or sucrose as possible. They may be simple sugars but the body processes them differently.


01/15/2013 - 6:46pm

I think the evidence is clear. HFCS is bad. When you consider we have one of the worst diabetes rates in the world, the only explanation is HCFS. Since Mexico started consuming HCFS their diabetes rates have also grown dramatically and has even overtaken the US. I believe the cancer rates in Mexico will also shoot up, even though Mexico has one of the lowest cancer rates in the world. But diabetes shows up sooner and cancer takes another 25 years to show up. But the crux of the matter is GMO foods. Corn is a GMO crop. So whether you take light Corn Syrup and HCFS I believe it is all bad. Of course cancer cells love any type of sugar. Given our high sugar diets, we really need to look at how the rest of the world does it. India for example has snacks that are primarily spice based with zero sugar. And their cancer rates are low. Worth investigating I think.


12/11/2012 - 1:50pm

It doesn't appear to be the same as HFCS. My mather used Karo Syrup with can milk for brothers and sisters when we were kids as adult we are 10 to 20 pounds over weight because of lifestyes choices. However, I will continue to do my reseach.



11/24/2012 - 6:13am

I think HFCS is evil and should be taken out of all food and drink products. The FDA and government is using us (Americans) and our children as lab rats. It's time we find out the truth and start getting better quality products!


11/01/2012 - 11:44am

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