Browsing the "HFCS" Tag

Sugar: The Bad, The Ugly, and How to Avoid It

April 7th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

We talk a lot about sugar in this space. That sweet, white powder is delicious, but it's also at least partially responsible for public health problems from obesity to diabetes to heart disease. Singular sugar facts don't always paint the complete picture. Let's take a broader look at sugar, our health, and how you can cut back on the sweet stuff


FDA Refuses to Rename High Fructose Corn Syrup

May 31st, 2012 | by Heather Carr

High fructose corn syrup won't be renamed “corn sugar” after all. The FDA has rejected the petition by the Corn Refiner's Association to change the name of high fructose corn syrup to something less notorious


High Fructose Corn Syrup: The Dark Lord of Nutrition [video]

April 14th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Oh, high fructose corn syrup! Why are you in every food? I can understand finding you in sodapop and candy, but check out most commercial breads, crackers, and cereals, and that ubiquitous sweetener has weaseled its way into those ingredients lists, too


Is Corn Syrup Worse for You than Sugar?

February 7th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

In case you needed another reason to look out for high fructose corn syrup in your travels, though, a September study in the journal Metabolism took a look at how our bodies metabolize HFCS vs. how they handle sugar, and they found that participants who drank corn syrup-sweetened soda pop absorbed more fructose than those who drank a sugar-sweetened version of the same soda


Study Suggest Consumers may be Mislead by ‘Corn Sugar’

November 11th, 2011 | by Jeannie Moulton

The Sugar Association has prepared a study for the FDA that concludes changing the name of 'high-fructose corn syrup' to 'corn sugar' would confuse consumers. Half of the consumers who participated in the survey did not recognize that 'corn sugar' may contain high-fructose corn syrup, and therefore would be unable to avoid it if they were trying to do so


Sara Lee Skips the High Fructose Corn Syrup

August 19th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

Have you ever tried to find bread that doesn't contain HFCS? I've had many a frustrating moment at my local grocery store, and my husband has even called me from the bread aisle when he wasn't able to find a single loaf that didn't list the stuff.



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