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The Deception and Dangers of HFCS

The Deception and Dangers of HFCS What are the health risks of high fructose corn syrup and how are companies planning to deceive consumers by relabeling the ingredient? 5 Health Dangers of HFCS USA Sweetener Consumption Per Capita, 2009 Mercury Exposure Hypertension and Elevated "Bad" Cholesterol Levels Refined Sugar 63.6 lb HFCS 50.1 lb Glucose 13.0 lb Long-Term Liver Damage Increased Risk of Developing Type-2 Diabetes Pure Honey 0.9 lb Edible Syrups 0.5 lb Dextrose 2.7 lb Significant Risk of Weight Gain and Obesity USA price of HFCS vs. Sugar Wholesale price, cents per pound: HÉCS-55 666 632.95 HFCS-42 6666066(31.5 Refined Beet Sugar 1 38.10 Alternatives to HFCS HFCS Utilization in the USA Cane / Beet Sugar 15 cal / 4g Sweetness = sucrose 100 80 70 * Pure Honey 12 cal / 4g Sweetness = glucose & fructose 6 Ways to Avoid HFCS Do your research. Be clear on exactly why you want to avoid HFCS. Artificial Sweeteners 0+ cal Sweetness = saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, neotame, acesulfame potassium, or stevia НES Beginners Avoid fast food. Many menu items contain HFCS, not only the sweet ones. HFCS - A.K.A.: Read the label. High Fructose Corn Syrup will be clearly listed. While high fructose corn syrup is plainly labeled on most food packaging in the USA, look out for these alternative names for HFCS; maize syrup, pole corn juice, glucaose-fructose syrup, glucose travelling abroad. Fortunately for the holiday maker, HFCS use is much less prevalent outside of the US though. Buy organic. Be wary of 'natural'. fructose - especially if USDA Corn syrup is 'natural, but it is unlikely that any 100% organic food would contain HFCS. ORGANIC On September 14, 2010, The Corn Refiners Association applied for permission to use the name "corn sugar" in place of high fructose corn syrup on food labels for products sold in the United States. Avoid canned or bottled beverages. Not just soda either, almost every sweet drink contains HFCS. "Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. CARBONATED WATER HIGHORN SUGAKIRUP, EL COLOR, PHOSPHORIC ACID, NATURAL FLAVORS, CAFFEINE Eat fresh. Learn to cook using fresh, unrefined, unprocessed produce. usda.gov I wikihow.com I wikipedia.com globalhealingcenter.com | Maryland Dept. for the Environement caloriecount.com MEDICAL Sources: Insurance Information provided by: http://www.medicalinsurance.org (1,000 tons) 1992 • 6007

The Deception and Dangers of HFCS

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A raging debate we have seen enacted out in television ads and other media outlets is whether or not high fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, is actually bad for us or not. While we've heard the opinions fo...

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