Friday, February 16, 2018

High-fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

High-fructose corn syrup is relatively less expensive than sugar or honey so the food industry loves it. According to some sources, HFCS can be found in a plethora of products including Stove Top stuffings, some Frappuccino’s, cough syrup, cottage cheese, baked beans, and so on. The food industry would like consumers to believe that there’s no problem with HFCS. Research studies reveal a different opinion. Some studies have indicated that HFCS may increase inflammation in the brain and body and may contribute to the development of free radicals (atoms that are missing an electron). Other studies are linking HFCA with some cancers, including pancreatic cancer. For those of you who want to do further study, you might surf the Internet for studies related to HFCS. Because of these studies I read labels consistently and avoid any product that contains high-fructose corn syrup.

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