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High Fructose Corn Syrup: Is It Good For You?

Updated on August 30, 2019
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A Look At HFSC

High fructose corn syrup or HFSC as it is commonly called, is a corn starch sweetener processed by glucose isomerase converting some of its glucose into fructose. Often compared to granulated sugar, it is considered to have manufacturing advantages over it. This include cost-effectiveness and ease of handle. It has however sparked concerns about its health risks compared to other sweeteners. The United States Food and Drug Administration has declared it a safe ingredient in food manufacturing. Its uses include but not limited to; food industry as a sweetener and beekeeping as a honey substitute for bee colonies when nectar is in low supply. It benefits compared with other sweeteners include; they act as a preservative that protect flavor and color of fruit, contribute to the bulk or volume of ice-cream or baked goods, reduce the harsh vinegar bites in non-salt foods, control melting and boiling points of products and they retain moisture so high products taste better..

High Fructose Corn Syrup Consumption
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Health Effects Of High Fructose Corn Syrup

The high fructose corn syrup health risks are associated with conditions such as obesity and metabolic disorders since it is suspected to contain more sugar than normal sugars such as fruit juice concentrates. There has however been plans to implement public health measures. The FDA together with The Dietary Guidelines recommend that everyone limit consumption of all added sugars, companies such as McDonalds and Hunt’s Ketchup have replaced their high fructose corn syrup with conventional sugar, Companies such as Pepsi, Mountain Dew and Heinz have reduced products that also use sugar as an alternative. People with fructose malabsorption should avoid foods containing HFCS.

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    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 

      23 months ago from USA

      Gosh, nothing is what you think it is anymore!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      23 months ago from Victoria, Australia

      Yes, I am on the FODMAP diet and it warns about Corn Syrup. They say that 'we are what we eat' and there's quite a bit of truth in that. We need to make sure we are informed about what is good and not good for us to consume. Thank you for an interesting hub.

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      Mary Norton 

      23 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks for this info. It is important to know what's in our food as things that we think are healthy are not really good for us.

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