Fructose Corn Syrup Linked To Obesity Under New Name

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High Fructose Corn Sweeter Linked To Obesity & Poor Health 

High Fructose corn syrup sweetener ( HFCS) also called ( glucose-fructose) isoglucose and glucose-fructose syrup is a sweetener made from corn starch that has been processed by glucose isomerase to convert some of its glucose into fructose.  HFCS was first marketed in the 1970’s by the Clinton Corn Processing company and together with the Japanese institute where the enzyme was first discovered.  HFCS is used throughout the food industry in many products sold in worldwide as a sweetener in soda and processed foods that have led to obesity and disease.

In the US High Fructose HFCS  is one of the sweeteners that has replaced table sugar in the food industry.  The rising prices of importing foreign sugars and subsidies were too expensive for manufacturers in the food industry making HFCS an affordable product to use in the processing of beverages and foods we eat, making it the cheapest of sweetener applications.

Because of it’s similar profile to sugar HFCS has been used legally in the production of food as a sugar inexpensive substitute and has been used to stretch honey and is the primary ingredient in pancake syrup.  Many healthy foods we consider pure may have elevated concentrations of high fructose as a primary ingredient putting the consumer at risk for health problems like obesity, weight gain, diabetes, cancers and metabolic disorders. Research shows that there is chemically similarity between sugar and high fructose corn syrup.  There is a controversy about how the body actually process the different compounds and how it effects your health.


High Fructose corn syrup is a sweetener commonly used in fruit-flavored drinks and sodas and has been attributed to the increase of disease.  Researchers are now testing the correlation between the consumption of high fructose and the alarming increase in heart disease, cancers, diabetes, and obesity. We all know that consuming sugar and sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup can lead to gaining weight and damage good health.

The supermarkets are packed with processed foods sugary drinks and sodas leading consumers to believe that these foods are safe to consume.  Some food manufacturers are now becoming aware of the dangers of high fructose and have decided to eliminate this ingredient from their products.  Consumers are becoming more health conscious about their personal food choices, demanding a change in the food industry production process. Companies are still using this dangerous high fructose corn syrup sweetener in products we consume.


Food Manufactures Are Hiding Harmful High Fructose Corn Syrup Under A New Name

The corn refiners association which makes the syrup has been trying to improve the image of High Fructose corn sweetener with ad companies actively promoting this product as a natural ingredient made from corn. Now the group has petitioned The Food and Drug Administration to change the name to  “corn sugar”  arguing that the name change is the only way to clear up any confusion about this product.

Companies are now hiding high fructose corn syrup from consumers by changing the name of the product from high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) to fructose deceiving individuals from knowing the truth about their food.  Labels are now being changed to include fructose and claiming to be high fructose free al the while still containing this dangerous ingredient. A thrid product HFCS-90 is sometimes used in natural and light foods where very little is needed to sweeten foods.  Syrups with 90% fructose will not state (high fructose corn syrup) on the label anymore.  The new labels will read “fructose or fructose syrup.”

Reading food labels is essential to choose products that are good for your health.  If you check labels on products and your not able to pronounce the ingredient or not sure what the ingredients are, just walk away. Purchase whole organic foods without confusing or misleading labels.  Avoid consuming processed foods containing high Fructose corn syrup or now known as Fructose. Only buy products from companies that have demonstrated they care about your good health and provide honest nutritional information. Watch for companies that are masking the dangerous high Fructose ingredient.


Finding Balance With Your Diet

Nutritionist agrees, that too much sugar or high fructose corn syrup, Fructose will promote weight gain and obesity leading to all kinds of health problems.  Marin Nestle Professor of New York University Department of nutrition and food industry food critic states that individuals consume way too much sugar or fructose in their diet.  More studies need to be done to properly document the hazards of Fructose corn syrup on the body and how it is metabolized when eaten.

Try making your own flavored waters using different combinations of fresh organic fruit and mineral water.  Simple fill a pitcher with mineral water and add fresh fruit of choice. Some suggestions are lime and lemon, strawberry and orange, blueberry and lemon, peach and orange or kiwi and lime.  Slice the desired fruit into thin slices.  Place the fruit in the pitcher of water. Stir the water and fruit.   Place the water and fruit in the refrigerator to set overnight. The flavors of the natural fruit will infuse in the water for a refreshing drink.  Try different combinations of fruit to create unique flavors.  Serve the next day poured over ice for a refreshing drink.

Studies show that eating a clean diet with lean proteins and organic fruits and vegetables will promote weight loss and good health.  If you would like to find more information on diets visit Weight Loss Diet Plans.  There you will find everything you need for Losing weight and keeping it off.  Tour the Whole site and sign up for your free gift of Pure Asian Garcinia while supplies last.  Leave me a comment.  Share this post with friends.


Patricia Lynn



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