Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup

High fructose corn syrup is a sweetener that was first produced in Japan in the 60's and entered the American food supply in the 70's. Since then, it can be found in everything from ketchup to bread. Current research shows there is no significant difference between high fructose corn syrup and regular table sugar when it comes to stimulating the appetite, feelings of fullness or spiking your insulin levels. Both sweeteners have the same effect on the body. And the American Medical Association is saying that high fructose corn syrup does not contribute more to obesity than sugar, although there is still much debate about this. The bottom line is this--Too much sugar is not good for you. High fructose corn syrup is in just about everything. If you want to get a handle on your sugar intake, buy products that don't have high fructose corn syrup in them.

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