Browsing the "HFCS" Tag

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

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.

April 7th

Is Corn Syrup Worse for You than Sugar?

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.

February 7th

Study Suggest Consumers may be Mislead by ‘Corn Sugar’

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.

November 11th

High-Fructose Corn Syrup is Evil: 7 Key Findings

If you look at the ingredients of the food you buy, you’ve probably seen high-fructose corn syrup on the list more times than you can count. Following up on a great new corn syrup post by Jeannie, “Corn Syrup May Get a New Name…Nice Try,” and finally catching up on a few articles I’ve been […]

September 15th

Spotted: High Fructose Corn Syrup-Free Ketchup

Last week, Heather talked about ketchup makers revamping their recipes to cut out he high fructose corn syrup. Just the other day, I was at the grocery store with my sister-in-law when there it was on the shelf! It looks like not just Heinz and Hunts are jumping on the real sugar bandwagon. Check out […]

May 27th