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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?

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If HFCS is healthy for you why is it banned in europe ?

R Norton, Ferndale, mi

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 11:54am

If HFCS does not pack a higher sugar punch that table sugar, why is low-sugar jelly made with sugar while regular jelly is made with HFCS?

Leslie, Indianapolis, IN

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 11:54am

I am having difficulty finding pure corn syrup. Nearly all has now has HFCS as an ingredient. It's cheap and everywhere.

Jack, Naselle, WA

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 11:55am

My husband has been recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes. This 5 part series has been very helpful and informative--Thanks!

Anne, Dexter, Mi

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 11:55am

Read every label and buy foods without HFCS. It is not healthy in any way. It is chemically altered poison. Just as hydrogenated fat is poison. You may spend 30 minutes in the bread or cereal aisle looking for something without HFCS but you will be rewarded with real food. You cast a vote with every food dollar you spend. Vote wisely.

Ann Marie, Bonita Springs, FL

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 11:55am

High Fructose Corn Syrup is BAD for your BODY, and its functions. I suppose these people that beat around the bush and quite frankly lie about the bad part of HFCS, are doing so, because they are either being told what to write, or they are simply getting paid for not getting it right. Anyone that has had any first hand medical knowledge with this HFCS knows it is not a good product and should be banned by the FDA. Obviously this is not going to happen, as there is entirely too much money being made on the product and the farmers in the corn growing states love the $$$$. So, let the medical profession make the bucks and the people suffer the results, per usual.....

Rutledge St. George, East Alton, IL

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 11:55am

HFCS is bad for you. I would imagine that the FDA is scared to outlaw it, simply because it would simply anger all the farmers that are growing corn for the expressed purpose of extracting the corn syrup and selling it to the mass producers of the HFCS agents. Yep, folks, as per usual it is all about the $$$$.

Anonymous, East Alton, IL

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 11:55am

For the most part, I don't buy food products that contain high fructose corn syrup. I have heard that the food manufacturers change the sugar molecules. By changing them, they accomplish two things. One, it fools that body into thinking it is not full, so people eat more. Two, people eat more, and still are unsatisfied in the hunger department, so they buy more. Eat more, not full, buy more.

Theresa Williamson, Cleburne, TX

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 11:56am

I am super confused about all of the conflicting data around HFCS....is it bad or not? If I choose to avoid HFCS and avoid artificial sweetener then what am I supposed to consume???

I would consider myself pretty educated when it comes to health but this has got me stumped!

thanks

amanda
acdavis418@gmail.com

Anonymous

02/27/2010 - 7:58pm

I am fructose intolerant and the worst offender is HFCS. It makes me sick instantly even a little bit makes me sick. It is very hard to find products without it. Even the Wholefoods Calcium Supplements have it which makes me mad. There is no pill to take like with lactose intolerance so I do eat or drink anything that has HFCS in it at all which is difficult in restaurants. I only drink Water, Tea and Wine, no soft drinks at all. Also hardly any desserts unless I can see the ingredients list. I have no weight problem and I am 56 now. I would suggest sending a message by boycotting products with HFCS.

Anonymous

04/29/2010 - 12:07pm

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