I totally avoid corn syrup.I've lost 22 lbs. since I cut corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup out of my diet.I actually feel sick the next day if I accidentally consume food with corn syrup in it.I don't feel sick after consuming foods with regular sugar or honey in them.
04/02/2010 - 5:41pm
and how much did the Corn Institute pay you to publish this article.
04/02/2010 - 2:02pm
I feel that sugar is sugar no matter what form it is in. I always look at the amount of sugar that is in a food product and when possible purchase the products that have the lowest amount of sugar listed on the "Nutritional Facts" panel.
04/02/2010 - 1:33pm
Absolutely....weight loss or gain is not the only concern. What about raised inflammation in the body which causes heart disease? Everyone is so concerened about cholesterol but they should change their focus to foods such as high-fructose corn syrup and fructose which creates inflammation which then leads to heart disease. There is also the ethical issue of high-fructose corn syrup. Farmers are growing corn for this that can not be consumed by human beings and is stilling in open fields waiting for it to be processed. We should start focusing on food sources to feed our selves and not relay on foods from other countries. The American farmer is what made this country great and we are loosing farms daily. Refuse to eat these made-made foods and the companies will change their tunes really quick.
04/02/2010 - 12:19pm
I do avoid HFCS because it is usually in processed food; which I try to avoid. I prefer natural sweeteners such as honey, molasses or maple syrup vs. HFCS or white sugar.
04/02/2010 - 11:55am
I don't touch hfcs. I heard on 60 MINUTES years ago from the man who created the stuff that he wouldn't touch it. That it would cause cancer, and other undesireable side effects. In my own mind, I think it is a large reason that Diabetes is sky rocketing in this country. I eat real food. nothing manmade. Or altered.
04/02/2010 - 11:17am
I do try to avoid HFCFC because of all the info that has been given about it even tho it might be proved wrong but I also try to avoid as much sugar as possible
04/02/2010 - 5:49am
Yes, I avoid high fructose corn syrup.
If I ingest it, I have symptoms which are a little scary.
04/02/2010 - 3:05am
Yes, I do avoid HFCS it is my understanding that it is processed by a single organ - liver or pancress, I can't remember which. With HFCS in so many processed foods this taxes that one organ. Refined Suger is also not healthy, however Sugar is processed by every cell in the body... that is one reason why some cancer imageing test use a sugary injection to monitor cancer. If I HAD to pick one to use it would be sugar. Forutnately I have the freedom to use Stevia and Natural Honey for sweeting items.
04/02/2010 - 12:08am
I absolutely avoid HFCS for myself and my family, especially my grand children. In fact I avoid all processed sugars. I try to use natural sweeteners like fruit juice, fruit purees, brown rice syrup, etc when baking. I use stevia to sweeten drinks and also experiment with it in baking.
I think the use of sugar in food products is totally out of control.