Saturday, April 2, 2011

A New Name for High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

Diabetics and label readers, beware.  After all of the bad press that HFCS has received lately, the Corn Refiner's Association has petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug administration to change the name from HFCS to "corn sugar."  Don't be fooled!  It hasn't happened yet, but if it is changed, I will let everyone know.

So what is wrong with HFCS?  In addition to being a highly processed industrial product that is nothing but empty calories that leaves you feeling hungry after you eat, there is some concern that it is a major cause of obesity and metabolic syndrome.

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