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Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

High fructose corn syrup is the new silent killer. Sadly, it is found in almost everything we eat. find out how to avoid it.

One of the greatest ways we can improve our health is to eliminate high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from our diets.

What is HFCS?

HFCS is not the run of the mill corn syrup found on the grocery store shelf, nor is it the fructose naturally found in fruits and honey. HFCS is a highly refined clear liquid derived from corn starch. Food manufactures love to use it because of its long shelf life an it’s relative low cost.

Why is HFCS Bad for us?

Since HFCS’s widespread introduction in the 1980’s North American obesity rates have skyrocketed. Obesity has been linked to may heath issues including heart disease and many forms of cancer. When HFCS is ingested, it travels straight to the liver which turns the sugary liquid into fat, and unlike other carbohydrates HFCS does not cause the pancreas to produce insulin; which acts as a hunger quenching signal to the brain. So we get stuck in a vicious cycle, eating food that gets immediately stored as fat and never feeling full.

Where is HFCS found?

HFCS is found in almost everything we eat today. However, the worst culprit has to be soft drinks. A single 12 oz can of cola has up to 13 tsp of sugar, most of it fructose from HFCS. There is HFCS hidden in many of our other food as well, like ketchup, relish, cookies, and most alarmingly in low-fat diet foods. Manufactures substitute HFCS for the fat in food like mayo and salad dressings, then mark them as diet foods.

How Can We Avoid HFCS?

Avoiding HFCS will take a lifestyle change for the better. The first food to go has to be the soft drinks; this includes fruit punch, fruit cocktails, and Kool-Aid since they are all laden with HFCS.

Second, eat more meals at home. Restaurant foods are mostly prepackaged foods reheated and served to you. Use of HFCS in these foods is wide spread because of their increased shelf life.

Third, diet while you shop. Since you are going to be eating most of your meals at home, you’re going to want to fill your cupboards with the best foods. While shopping, read the labels, if HFCS, fructose, or modified corn starch appears within the first five ingredients place it back on the shelf an move on. Sounds easy right? Wrong. As you make your way through the store you will begin to realize just how much of what you have been eating on a daily basis contains HFCS.

Reducing HFCS will not always be easy, but the health benefits are well worth it. You will feel stronger and more vital, it will lift your mood and give you increased concentration. Limiting your intake of HFCS will not only shrink your midsection but also do wonders for your over all health.

Update Aug 13 2009: 

New studies have shown HFCS and regular sugar are nutritionally identical and your body reacts the same to them.  The advice in this article still holds true.  If you reduce your HFCS you will be reducing your overall sugar and calorie intake.  This will lead to weight loss and weight loss will lead to better health. it is the obesity that is the problem not the HFCS in particular.  I know its a minor point, I’m just striving for accuracy.

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  1. Has Congress investigated this false food menace?

  2. A report from the Center for Food, Nutrition and Agriculture Policy Workshop in 2005 stated, “there is currently no convincing evidence to support a link between HFCS consumption and overweight/obesity

  3. While more studies are needed, there is currently no scientific evidence to suggest that HFCS or other sugar sources have a unique effect (other than contributing calories) on obesity. Too many calories from any source can lead to weight gain

  4. of course there they would say that they were paid off the signs r pretty evident if you think about it if they would tell the truth imagine how much money they lose

  5. This article is not just about WEIGHT GAIN—that’s just ONE of the many things to result in the consumption of HFCS. I found this article bears witness to what my children’s dentist told me regarding the increase of dental caries in young children. How many cavities did you have in the 7th grade compared to the average 7th grader nowadays? I think this is a great article—Also,just to add- can YOU EXPLAIN WHY THE GRAPES IN THE SUPERMARKET ARE NOW THE SIZE OF THE APPLES? WHAT IS A WOKLY? AND WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE SEEDED WATERMELONS?

  6. Seems to me that cardiac hypertrophy due to copper deficiency is enough to give one pause – but look at all of the other effects upon the human body due to HFCS.

    The FDA serves the manufacturers – and not the people. So the bottom line is – profit, profit and more profit; and the people be damned.

    And – to add insult to injury, HFCS is now being purchased from China – a country well known for its quality control expertise.

    Think about it folks.

  7. The National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy (NCFAP) describes itself as ‘a private non-profit non-advocacy research organization’.

    In its 2002 annual report states that NCFAP was “originally established in 1984 at Resources for the Future (RFF)with a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Center became an independent organization in 1992. [1] However, RFF has maintained close ties with the organisation. For example, the domain name registration of the NCFAP website, last updated in January 2006, lists its administrative contact as a staff member of RFF. [2] (RFF operates out of the same building).

  8. It is just a shame that we are so lazy to eat the way our parents did. Depending on people we don’t know to make our food, nor do we know where it is made and really whats in it. The most important thing is our own body yet we treat like and feed it “crap”. It is no one elses fault but ours. We take matters into our own hands and quit feeding this to our children, DO YOU REALLY NEED THE FDA TO TELL YOU WHAT TO EAT?

  9. But who eats fast food anymore anyway? Only the people that actually have weight/health problems.

  10. AND WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE SEEDED WATERMELONS?

    Seeds in watermelons and grapes contain B17 which is know to prevent and treat certain cancers. They were cheap and easy to come by hence the need for Big Agra and Big Pharma (gradually merging into one)to eliminate them.

  11. Holy cow, Dan that is almost the stupidest thing I have ever heard. Don’t you think that it is more likely the seeds were “eliminated” for your convenience? Nobody likes to have to find a place to spit them out.

  12. BTW I think Big Pharma shot JFK too. Pass it on.

  13. Those commercials for high fructose corn syrup that are out now are stupid. They’re like “it’s made from corn, has just as many calories as sugar, and is fine in moderation.” But how can it really be in moderation when it’s in almost everything?

  14. Those commercials need to go. They make me so mad. A counter commercial needs to be done letting people know exactly why high fructose corn syrup is nothing like sugar and it’s true dangers. The current commercial makes it look like those choosing to abstain from HFCS don’t have a clue why they don’t eat or drink it.

  15. Should the Food and Drug people FDA really be connected seeing as how bad food lead us to needing to take drugs? One thing im sure of is that when the food companies start having to promote corn syrup it sounds off an alarms. Remember 2 days ago cholestrol drugs for example where touted as a mircle drug oh we forget to tell you it causes extremely high rates of liver damage the same with transfat that they said where ok, oh but it make your cholestrol high… WAKE UP PEOPLE… the food people and the drug people in the same boat something very very wrong.

  16. Sure, there’s no necissarily long term, substantiating proof of the direct link of HFCS to obesity, but the physiological aspect of what happens inside your body after consumption of the product is something you cannot deny that causes a person to gain excessive weight due to this starch derivative. Chemically altering a substance changes everything – so you can’t even compare it to fructose syrup. The way they have changed the composition of the Corn Syrup makes it a whole new thing, with tons if new implications (and that is, that your body can’t even signal satiety when consuming it – so when would you stop eating?)
    Don’t always discard research because the FDA hasn’t approved it – look further into their interests, and the things they decide to turn they eyes away from.

  17. Just wanted to say GREAT SITE!! Keep it up. Need more sites like this to raise awareness of these kinds of issues. (dont get me started on chlorine in the tap water!).

  18. I will read label more carefully in the future. Keep raising awareness!

  19. Thanks for a great article. Obesity is epidemic and slowly killing our nation. The HFCS and other manmade chemicals are reaking havoc on the human body. Diabetes is raging out of control and affecting our children. There are more people with IBS and lactose intolerance than ever before. Doesn’t it make you wonder why??? Food is meant to fuel our bodies, although pleasure from eating is great, slow suicide is not.

  20. I suffered from headaches for 20 years and stopped using HFCS and the headaches dissappered.

  21. I hate those commercials for high fructose corn syrup that are out now.

    Person 1: “You know what they say about high fructose corn syrup?”
    Person 2: “No. What do they say?”
    Person 1: DUH!

  22. To continue above: Person 1 should not be stupid but give the information found on this web page.

  23. This is beyond sad… I kept fighting with my mom, thanks to whom I haven’t eat this POS corn syrup for over a year now… but after this article and some others, I now agree w/her. Is there some… population control we’re being subjected to? Are there too many people in this country, why we being fed all this crap, and why would food companies now want a healthy nation..? There’s got to be a benefit in this somewhere… for them.
    About obesity not being linked to HFCS… why not tell us the f-ing details of that survey… them buttheads.

  24. I meant… ‘why would food companies NOT want a healthy nation,’ my bad

  25. Dave said:
    A report from the Center for Food, Nutrition and Agriculture Policy Workshop in 2005 stated, “there is currently no convincing evidence to support a link between HFCS consumption and overweight/obesity.

    Newer research indicates that a diet high in fructose combined with high fat, such as we get in fast foods, causes leptin resistance. Leptin is the enzyme that gives the brain the all filled up signal. And leptin resistance is found in the vast majority of overweight people. So yes there is now evidence to support a connection between HFCS and obesity.

  26. I drive all across America and have seen the majority of food crops replaced by corn, you might say, well this is for producing
    alternative fuels, but sadly Not the case, only 25% of the corn grown is used for fuel. The rest is turned into HFCS and some animal feeds. The Food industry ADM etc. are only interested in
    massive profits, they promote absolute lies regarding HFCS,the tobacco companies lie the alcohol makers lie, the food industry knows that Americans are Fat stupid lazy sheep and if its on TV
    it must be true. Wake up America, every generation gets dumber than the previous one. We will get what we deserve, if we dont stop these greedy corporate execs.

  27. I drive all across America and have seen the majority of food crops replaced by corn, you might say, well this is for producing
    alternative fuels, but sadly Not the case, only 25% of the corn grown is used for fuel. The rest is turned into HFCS and some animal feeds. The Food industry ADM etc. are only interested in
    massive profits, they promote absolute lies regarding HFCS,the tobacco companies lie the alcohol makers lie, the food industry knows that Americans are Fat stupid lazy sheep and if its on TV
    it must be true. Wake up America, every generation gets dumber than the previous one. We will get what we deserve, if we dont stop these greedy corporate execs.

  28. There is this really good company based out of Pittsburgh, PA that makes this DELICIOUS LeMonade with

    NO CORN SYRUP or ASPARTEME—

    You can actually find them in most Whole foods store…if not ask the manager and they can probably order it..its unreal how GOOD it is…..

    website….

    http://www.heartandsoulfoodsinc.com/healthylemonade.html

  29. HFCS also makes the inside of your arteries spongy, reduces cross sectional area available for blood flow and generally inhibits effective blood circulation. If you have a tendency to gout, it’ll get worse. If you have poor circulation, it’ll get worse. A simple test – if you sit on a plane or in a car for 4-5 hrs, do you feel stiff when you get up? If so cut out HFCS and the beneficial effects will be felt in days

  30. Gee, why do I suspect that BIG MONEY from the big four corporate food conglomerates is keeping the results of High Fructose Corn Poison from the public? Has anyone observed an increase in Type II diabetes since the wholesale introduction of HFCS in the 1970s? We need to be vigilant not only about lead poisoning and other maladies from Chinese imports, but also about good old-fashioned domestic greed and social irresponsibility (viz. the current peanut /salmonella debacle).

  31. I work in the insurance field. I have noticed a stedily increasing number of clients with high glucose levels over the years. I have had several physicians come back with borderline diabetic levels. One clients works for a large food manufacturer. That company is considering cutting off HFCS from their processing. I bought a bread machine and have been doing a lot more cooking at home to avoid this stuff. My kids appear to not get as sick as often as their cousins who they attend school with.

  32. Do not believe the idiots that tell you sugar is bad for you and fructose is cheaper. The only reason fructose is cheaper is that the government tariffs it to make HFCS cheaper. The reason they say sugar is bad for you is to make you feel better about HFCS.
    Curious abot the tariffs? Check into the NAFTA negotiations and you will find that Mexico asked for relief on the tariffs and had to settle for even exchange, HFCS for sugar. Why not kill our neighbors also.

  33. Think of it as Darwinism…let the idiots have their HFCS. Go on little sheep, keep believing what the gov agencies tell you. They never lie right? No, Pharma doesn’t make more $$ when ppl have more diseases from unhealthy food choices. Look how well the rich execs on Wall St, home industry, banking, etc. are looking out for the little ppl. They would never do anything to harm or take advantage of the masses. Baaaaaaaa! little sheep

  34. A well respected physician told my son to not eat anything with HFCS in it. This product leaves a residue in the gut. It causes problems with the GI system, digestion and other health problems.
    A nutritionist for the last 25 years, having studied the various sweetners, I believe this is one product that does not have a place in the diet on any level.
    The new commercials, and the website promoting the product, are misleading.
    We are bombarded everyday with new processed
    food choices, and the best choice we can make is to not eat the manufactured products.
    There is plenty of information available today one can study if they really want to make an informed choice regarding this topic.

  35. I eliminated as much HFC as possible from my diet for a period of 90 days. I did not increase nor decrease my physical activity and my weight went from 214 to 180, and my cholestoral level decreased by 15 points. I recently began intaking more HFC and increased my physical activity but now I’ve gained 7lbs (all in my midsection). Needless to say, I’ll go back to decreasing the HFCs asap!

  36. Everything in moderation. Eat lots of fresh organic fruits and vegetables. Drink water. Want juice? Drink small quantity of fresh squeezed.

    Eat regular oatmeal (not instant) for breakfast.

    Portion control is the secret. No need for big meals, ever. Go to a restaurant, eat half, take half home.

    That’s it. Simple.

    You will loose weight, LDL’s.

  37. Bottom line: If it’s “FDA approved” or if the goverment want you to eat it: just don’t.
    And purchase your food at your local farmers markets, at trader joe’s , at whole foods, at wild wood’s, follow your heart, etc. Why? Because their ingredients are gmo free.
    Never buy brand name products because they will always have bad ingredients for you. And always read the food label. If you can’t pronounce the ingredient on the label, don’t eat it!!!! I’m fine with ppl who always tell you: “but we will al die anyways”; yeah that’s true too, so have fun paying for the hospital bill thousands and thousands of dollars because your beloved doctor couldn’t find a cure for you disease…..which was generally caused by your nutritional deficiencies over the years…so have fun wasting your money in hospitals later on, have fun asking for help to the bathroom in your older years because you wouldn’t even care about having strong legs or get real calcium for your bones…..

  38. shutup

  39. I am confused… why do meal replacement meals like Special K protein bars contain HFCS if HFCS keeps your falsely hungry? The protein bars are supposed to make you feel full? Is it just for shelf life? In this case then, would it be safe to state that since these protein bars do in fact make you feel full, the level of HFCS in them used for shelf life purposes is inconsequential in terms of negative health effects of HFCS because the protein bars are in fact controlling hunger?

  40. You are sooo in the dark !!!

  41. I’d rather not eat any produce that kills the worms that eat it, as the GMO corns do. God didn’t design it that way.

  42. Hey.. The government love this stuff… Any investigation will have the truth masked and as a result the product will be deemed as safe..

  43. FDA is stacked with Monsanto goons so it stands to reason all the other big interests are well represented – in fact, the FDA is fighting for everyone BUT the American people. What’s new? Why are we surprised to learn they are feeding us poison? Why haven’t we done anything ourselves about it?

    Boycott, grow a garden, live a free man.

  44. Why wouldn’t the moneyed elite not want a fat, nation of retarded goblins who were too dull witted and unhealthy to ever take matters into their own hands? This way, they can exploit, abuse, and bleed us dry like the parasites they are for the rest of eternity.

    The “population control” you are referring to is called eugenics (yes the same thing the Nazis were doing) and its been going on for at least 100 years in the US.

  45. Dudes, the dissolution of HFCS occurs in water and is acid catalyzed. As soon as it hits your tongue, it starts to break down into fructose and glucose, and if any gets into your stomach, it breaks apart in milliseconds.

    It is chemically and biologically impossible for HFCS to have any effect that is different than sugar.

    Now, there are very valid arguments against eating too much sugar, but don’t poison the waters with this nonsense.

  46. Are you working for the FDA because you are taking from your a$$

  47. Do you really want your children eating a product like HFCS from China? Doesn’t anyone remember the pet food poisonings from a few years ago? Really scary that no one learned anything from that!

    @ Ben…but sugar is a poison to the human body so whether it comes in the form of HFCS or white crystals it doesn’t matter. However when a product like HFCS is in SO MUCH of what the average American eats, from a known ill reputable source, the danger is evident.

  48. JFK was their best customer

  49. get a life and let junk food do what it do

  50. QUERY: WHY DOESN’T THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (aka “AMA”) take a larger role in alerting their patients about this HFCS, dextrose, corn syrup, etc, et al., regarding the dangers of same as to obesity, diabetes, etc., et al???

    It’s one thing to be ignorant of said poisons, but with the amount of data on negative effects of same, i cannot believe more about this poison is not in our daily life enlightment in the press media, tv, radio. nuff said. amen. thanks for time to vent.

  51. To Ivan…
    Yes, actually Congress has looked into these false food menaces, but like aspartame; another “harmless natural sweetner” they politically, not scientifically approved the use of these “ingredients” in which a good 83% at least of our consumer goods contain. Nice to know isn’t it? Remember, knowledge is power….Get Educated.

  52. I agree with Tony….grow your own garden. If anything, become a farmer. That’s what I’m doing. Diverse, organic farming. Sure, you have to watch your crops much closer with diverse farming, but I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s a bigger payoff not absorbing all of those pesticides into your body when you buy your produce from the “farmers market” section of the supermarket.

  53. One more thing, for those of you who actually give a damn about your health, hence, you are reading articles like this one, you should really starting acting in politics and write your Congressman….John McCain has just written a bill and is trying to push it through Congress, that all herbal remedies, vitamins, etc. will become only purchasable through a pharmacy….so if you like your freedom to go to your local grocery store and pick up more Vitamins or order online for a certain herbal remedy, you really need to speak up NOW!!!

    He’s calling it the: Dietary Safety Supplement Act of 2010

  54. Can high frutose corn syurp kill you if you eat to much??
    Does high Fructoes corn syurp have a side affect (besids make you fatt??)

  55. @J “but sugar is a poison to the human body”…

    Are you serious?!!! Sugar is a poison?! Do you have any idea how the human body functions? Where does the energy for cellular metabolism come from? (Hint: s*u*g**a*r)

    And just an FYI for all of the HFCS paranoids…. HFCS is simply a combination of fructose and glucose. It’s not exactly a hyper-genetically modified radiological monster of death… just different forms of sugar that get broken down into simpler forms of sugar that the body can metabolize.

    This is basic high school biology and chemistry at work here folks.

  56. Sources please, your comments and accusations have no sources. Not that I am defending HFCS however if humans want to be a science driven species then they must prove all points and cite sources to information and not just pull them out of air.

    The amount of fructose being introduced into our systems because of HFCS perhaps may be the issue, not the HFCS itself. You realize that the difference between sucrose and HFCS is 5% more fructose 5% less glucose after they hit the intestines right? The cleaving of sucrose into glucose and fructose happens right there in the upper small intestine, then the glucose and fructose are absorbed. I see all of this HFCS paranoia as a excuse for people being fat, sucrose is the same thing don’t kid yourself, you will still be fat eating 250 calories of sucrose rather than eating 250 calories of HFCS. In actuality since they need to use less HFCS since fructose is 71% sweeter than glucose to get the same flavour you are typically eating less calories for the same sweetness. However apparently there is some evidence that fructose does not trigger as much production of leptin or the production of insulin, both of which reduce appetite after a meal. However it is still only a 5% difference, a 5% change in the chemical which does not trigger the chemicals to suppress your hunger does not cause you to eat enough calories to be over 100% more fat. (assuming a 150 pound male and a 300+ pound fatty). Note that I did not state a 5% decrease in insulin and leptin or a 5% increase in hunger, I have no numbers to prove that it is a linear relationship so I am not making that assumption.

  57. This is my story: I have had symptoms of sharp pain, burning, & urgency for over 12 yrs. I went 50+ a day. I have Interstitial Cystitis (IC) that no one know what causes. I had 70% Hunners ulcers. Which only a small percentage have. This is what I think caused it.. About 2 1/2 yrs ago I had all my silver fillings removed and replaced with porcelain. I ate a lot of fruit and the acid from the fruit activated the leaking mercury and my bladder was damaged. Once the silvering fillings were removed my health improved 85-90%. After several surgeries. I still had lots of pain, burning and urgency. Last yr I had some allergy test done and found out I have allergic reaction to High Fructose Corn Syrup ( HFCS). I find when I ate or drank things with HFCS or fake sugars, these symptoms occur in full force. I had surgery again in March. I was told I only have 1/3 the bladder capacity of the average woman. At this time I only go about 10 times day. I read labels and avoid all HFCS at all cost, it just isn‘t worth it. I only had 1 flare-up once since the surgery. Later found out the hotdog I ate had Corn Syrup in it. I was up all night in pain/going to the bathroom. I haven’t taken any medicine for the last 8 yrs. Only pyridium on occasion. When I don’t eat or drink stuff with HFCS I fell like I have my life back. Bottom Line: I know for sure HFCS is a major player in my IC. Hopes this info helps. Please pass it on.

  58. If HFCS is chemically the same – - as the Scientists claim – - then why does it taste different?

    Could these be the same Scientists that signed off on Global Warming – - then bought carbon credits?

  59. I agree with this article. My son is an MSU senior, and a fitness management major. He studied the effects of HFCS on the human body and was the one who in formed me of its ability to prevent the pancreas from producing insulin, thus causing us to overeat and potentially become diabetic. I have been an elementary educator in the public school system for 13 years, and have seen the obesity rate sky rocket. My state -MS- holds the childhood obesity record. In my experience, overworked, underpaid parents, are preparing the cheapest, easiest thing they can to satisfy their families food needs, choosing from the growing number of quick-fix products available on the market-many which contain HFCS. Because my state is also a poor state with many helpful benefit programs, everyone is on a level playing field when it comes to opportunities for poor choices.
    Unfortunately, the lowest socio-economic bracket is often the most obese. EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION! Placing more good programs in the schools, and in the community to help parents, as well as children, make good choices BEFORE they have to address healthcare issues, is the only way to confront the problem. There are great grants out there to help schools get fresh fruits and veggie snacks each morning. I\’m for raising your own food whenever you can, and buying local produce, fresh meat, and eggs. If you are a city dweller, think about starting a community cooperative. These gardens are becoming very popular as people are thinking more and more about what they eat. Read Labels. If it contains high fructose corn syrup, put it down and pass on it. It may take some getting used to, but it\’s not that hard. All three of my sons, 23, 18 and 16, read labels. They dumped sodas and are leading healthy life styles. My 18 year old has lost over 60 pounds just from dropping HFCS drinks-mainly sodas(although he still has sweet tea occasionally, it is the South…) It is amazing!

  60. movies to watch:

    KING CORN
    see how much of your food is REALLY made from corn!
    THE FUTURE OF FOOD
    see how viruses and bacteria genes are spliced into your produce!
    FOOD, INC.
    see the inside of a cow’s stomach while it’s still alive!

    and also check out these fine films:
    BAD SEED
    FOOD MATTERS
    FAST FOOD NATION

    you will also see how the board members of the FDA and USDA go back and forth working for the same companies that they “regulate”!

  61. came to live in america from germany…..husband military….one son …within one year of arriving i gained 30 pounds and my 11 year old almost 50….i researched…stopped buying eating ..cornsrup and weight comming down rapidly….its forbidden in foods in europe…i have always eaten table sugar …and never had a weight problem prior…..

  62. i went to the doctor today because i can hardly walk, my knees and joints are in great pain. The doctor gives me pain pills and i go home. Then i read about high fructose corn syrups and remember back about what i ate. IT WAS SUPER LOADED WITH CORN SYRUP HIGH FRUCTOSE variety. So i lay off the SUGAR because a gal tells me that she has diabetes and sugar affects the joints and makes them swell, now i have found that everything i eat has corn syrup in them. so i lay off the corn sugars and i can now walk again without pain. it is 5 am and in waking to go to the bathroom to pee, i notice the pain in my joints is going away and i haven’t taken pain pills since yesterday after my 9am doctors visit. i hope and pray this stops the pain so i can walk and work again. JOHN BECKER KOREAN VET MPLS MINN.

  63. SHUT UP NERDS

  64. Did you see today where the Corn Growers of America are asking the FDA to let them change the name of HFCS to ‘corn sugar’? Their sales figures are down (because we’ve caught on), it’s bad for their business. Not that it’s bad for the consumers, but for THEM. CORN SUGAR by any other name is still HFCS. Change-away boys, we’re on to you!

  65. I saw \”Bad Seed\” and \”The Future of Food\” I suggest you watch them too. Great information and eye opening…Funny how European consumers are wise to the GMO content of their food, but here in the US we blindly consume becaus the FDA says it\’s safe & lax regulations because companies like Monsanto have people that have a revolving door relationship with the EPA, FDA and other companies. The same people that serve as senior counsel to Monsanto get appointed to FDA to write food policy, then go back to work for Monsanto. Wake up people. Start looking for non-GMO modified foods in your grocery store…if they don\’t specify or have some corn ingredients chances are it may contain GMO ingredients. Two major GMO crops, corn & soybeans which byproducts are just about in everything we consume. Educate yourself…DO NOT depend on the government to take care of you. Big Agra is using the US as its petri dish.

  66. I saw Bad Seed and The Future of Food I suggest you watch them too. Great information and eye opening…Funny how European consumers are wise to the GMO content of their food, but here in the US we blindly consume becaus the FDA says it\\\’s safe & lax regulations because companies like Monsanto have people that have a revolving door relationship with the EPA, FDA and other companies. The same people that serve as senior counsel to Monsanto get appointed to FDA to write food policy, then go back to work for Monsanto. Wake up people. Start looking for non-GMO modified foods in your grocery store…if they don’t specify or have some corn ingredients chances are it may contain GMO ingredients. Two major GMO crops, corn & soybeans which byproducts are just about in everything we consume. Educate yourself…DO NOT depend on the government to take care of you. Big Agra is using the US as its petri dish.

  67. I saw Bad Seed and The Future of Food I suggest you watch them too. Great information and eye opening…Funny how European consumers are wise to the GMO content of their food, but here in the US we blindly consume becaus the FDA says it\\\\\\\’s safe & lax regulations because companies like Monsanto have people that have a revolving door relationship with the EPA, FDA and other companies. The same people that serve as senior counsel to Monsanto get appointed to FDA to write food policy, then go back to work for Monsanto. Wake up people. Start looking for non-GMO modified foods in your grocery store…if they don\’t specify or have some corn ingredients chances are it may contain GMO ingredients. Two major GMO crops, corn & soybeans which byproducts are just about in everything we consume. Educate yourself…DO NOT depend on the government to take care of you. Big Agra is using the US as its petri dish.

  68. I saw Bad Seed and The Future of Food I suggest you watch them too. Great information and eye opening…Funny how European consumers are wise to the GMO content of their food, but here in the US we blindly consume becaus the FDA says it’s safe & lax regulations because companies like Monsanto have people that have a revolving door relationship with the EPA, FDA and other companies. The same people that serve as senior counsel to Monsanto get appointed to FDA to write food policy, then go back to work for Monsanto. Wake up people. Start looking for non-GMO modified foods in your grocery store…if they don’t specify or have some corn ingredients chances are it may contain GMO ingredients. Two major GMO crops, corn & soybeans which byproducts are just about in everything we consume. Educate yourself…DO NOT depend on the government to take care of you. Big Agra is using the US as its petri dish.

  69. I saw Bad Seed and The Future of Food I suggest you watch them too. Great information and eye opening…Funny how European consumers are wise to the GMO content of their food, but here in the US we blindly consume becaus the FDA says it is safe & lax regulations because companies like Monsanto have people that have a revolving door relationship with the EPA, FDA and other companies. The same people that serve as senior counsel to Monsanto get appointed to FDA to write food policy, then go back to work for Monsanto. Wake up people. Start looking for non-GMO modified foods in your grocery store…if they do not specify or have some corn ingredients chances are it may contain GMO ingredients. Two major GMO crops, corn & soybeans which byproducts are just about in everything we consume. Educate yourself…DO NOT depend on the government to take care of you. Big Agra is using the US as its petri dish.

  70. I saw Bad Seed and The Future of Food I suggest you watch them too. Great information and eye opening. Funny how European consumers are wise to the GMO content of their food, but here in the US we blindly consume becaus the FDA says it is safe & lax regulations because companies like Monsanto have people that have a revolving door relationship with the EPA, FDA and other companies. The same people that serve as senior counsel to Monsanto get appointed to FDA to write food policy, then go back to work for Monsanto. Wake up people. Start looking for non-GMO modified foods in your grocery store…if they do not specify or have some corn ingredients chances are it may contain GMO ingredients. Two major GMO crops, corn & soybeans which byproducts are just about in everything we consume. Educate yourself, DO NOT depend on the government to take care of you. Big Agra is using the US as its petri dish.

  71. HFSC leads to uncontrolable, impulsive children…

    I am not a heath food nut… Nor did I watch what I ate, and when my wife suggested that we remove the HFCS from our family diet I freaked out… MY SNACKS… AHHHH! Well the reason for the this was b/c my son was getting to be un-controlable and impulsive… I mean he had to be held down for at least 15 minutes in order for him to calm down. I thought my wife was some whack job, going off the deep end. But we tried it and after a month without HFCS my son calmed down (he is still a boy, don’t get me wrong) and became less impulsive, but he can now control himself and will think before he acts (like I said before, he is a boy). Well, I thought maybe there was something to this… A few months of a HFCS free diet my son went to visit my mom for week and she fed him some HFCS and back to the behavior problems and being uncontrolable. Well, I thought maybe my mom just let him run wild… So a few more months on the HFCS Free diet and we accidentilly allowed him to have some food riddled with the stuff (HFCS) and with-in hours he was uncontrolable… I am now a firm believer… KEEP THAT JUNK OUT OF OUR FOOD.. I am a not a food nut, but this stuff is bad for kids…. at least mine.

  72. The federal government signs off on everything that is manufactured and distributed to its US Citizens. HFCS is one of the many harms to all Americans.

  73. What are they putting in our food supply? I too noticed both behavioral and weight changes when eating foods with HFCS in them. When I’m not eating the HFCS, I lose a tremendous amount of weight, have clear skin and I’m not so aggitated. Whenever I eat any food with HFCS in it, I get pimples, gain weight and feel angry and aggitated. The real question is whether or not it is made from GMOs. GMOs have caused normal soil bacterium to evolve… now instead of eating just the plant, these bacteria are now eating and laying eggs in human flesh. This is not a joke… welcome to the wonderful world of morgellons.

  74. what up people

  75. There can easily be a stop to this high fructose corn syrup madness. Companies believe, as it states here, that high fructose corn syrup is a cheaper alternative to natural sugar. What they fail to realize is that it’s the consumer that controls the company, not the CEO or anyone else in it. If we, the consumers, buy strictly what we want, no matter the price, we can keep those companies in business and put the bad ones out. That’s the beauty of capitalism. But the American consumer has forgotten the power they have over this country. They put price over quality. Instead of buying one American-made saw for $10, they bought 3 Chinese-made ones for $5 each, due to them breaking.

  76. THE BAN OF HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IN THE U.S
    “On Facebook, search for the page and sign the petition

    Google this article: “FDA Petitioned to Change Name of High-fructose Corn Syrup Take This with a Grain of Sugar”

    Article lists some companies that no longer use fructose. Some cereals and breads contain fructose so read the package labels. Kelloggs and Post are fructose and/or HFCS users/abusers. I buy Greenway, Moms Best and Kashi at Pathmark. They don’t use fructose/HFCS. Vote with your wallet.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Google “fructose high blood pressure” to see this important new research info. It definitively shows that “Too much fructose could raise your blood pressure” Thu, July 1, 2010.

    Google “fructose cancer” to see this important info.
    “UCLA Study Finds Link Between Fructose Sugars and Cancer Growth” By Exception Staff | August 05, 2010

    We should ask these research teams to do the same type of research on the other chemical sweeteners, including Isomaltulose. Take back your power, if you want it.

  77. One tiny little problem with most HFCS rants: The “deadly” HFCS used to sweeten soft drinks has exactly the same ratio of fructose to glucose as honey or strawberries. The HFCS used to sweeten solid foods actually has a lower proportion of fructose than beet or cane sugar! (Both “normal” sugars consist of one fructose joined to one glucose in each molecule, but they are split apart immediately when you eat it.)

    So fear of fructose is silly paranoia: It isn’t “bad chemicals”, the problem is that all processed food has sweeteners added so its easy to consume too much and suffer all the health problems associated with obesity.

  78. Apparently, there is a difference between fructose and cane sugar re weight gain.
    To Karen: There is something right about your statement.

    Google “What’s inside high fructose corn syrup”
    Oct 3, 2010 3:42pm
    “A new study ended with rats getting much fatter after consuming the syrup rather than regular sugar.”

    http://www.necn.com/10/03/10/Whats-inside-high-fructose-corn-syrup/landing_health.html?blockID=323702&feedID=4210

  79. Apparently, there is a difference between fructose and cane sugar re weight gain.
    To Karen: There is something right about your statement.

    Google \”What\’s inside high fructose corn syrup\”
    Oct 3, 2010 3:42pm
    “A new study ended with rats getting much fatter after consuming the syrup rather than regular sugar.”

    http://www.necn.com/10/03/10/Whats-inside-high-fructose-corn-syrup/landing_health.html?blockID=323702&feedID=4210

  80. This is a very attractive segment, gave me a lot of help, thank you for sharing, hope you can update more and better stories.One of my conclusions after having worked for over a decade translating research into practice is that the system of having academic researchers in one silo and learning professionals in another silo simply isn’t working.
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  81. Don\\\’t believe everything you see on Tv, it\\\’s governed media. Internet is way more realiable if you want the truth. They aren\\\’t getting paid on the internet to tell you things people get paid to say on tv. HFC is BAD. If you see something on tv saying it isn\\\’t then do the research yourself like some people have.

  82. Nice, accurate and to the point. Not everyone can provide information with proper flow. Good post. I am going to save the URL and will definitely visit again.
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  83. Don’t forget, new studies have shown that HFCS scars the inner lining of your liver, but worse HFCS contains high levels of mercury, a known toxin/poison to humans. How much poison is ok with you?

    And just because you are watching out for just HFCS does not mean you won’t be poisoned in the long term from grocery store food! I found aluminum in the ingredients list on Halloween, Valentines, 4th of July, and Christmas cookie dough cookies. It is in every boxed pizza I found on the shelves. They use it to make the dough rise fluffier. Some even use it in the cheese. That’s got to be a lot of Aluminum. How much poison is ok with you?

    I also found Arsenic in the ingredients on a pizza product labeled DiGiorno! How much poison is ok with you?

    They hide it in the scientific word for arsenic, as methyl. In pharmaceutical needs, Arsenic/Methyl is used to bypass the filtering of the liver, which kills the liver a little. The liver may recover if and when it heals, unless you pound it with more Arsenic, alcohol, etc.

    I have found Arsenic in eye drops! Why does my eye drops need to bypass the liver process?

    If I have to tell you why mercury, aluminum, and arsenic are bad, then you have more research to do. Hop hop.

    Only big business will try to deny these truths, so lets here it big business!!! Tell us how we are worthless and its all about profits!!!

    PS.
    Oh, and ‘Dan’ is right. The seeds in grapes and watermelons do wonders for the human body. I am not kidding when I say these seeds are magical! OMH! They are beneficial to us in more ways than one! Many many more crucial ways! And there is so little information to find in the mainstream about these incredible items! Big business may not be responsible here, but I have to search for food with seeds in them to chew up!

  84. After reading a number of research studies and opinions on both sides of the HFCS issue, it’s obvious that no one has the absolute answer. It’s a matter of “he said, she said.” Use a little common sense in your eating habits and get plenty of exercise. A word about the word, “natural.” It’s a “buzz” word that has been used for a number of years by advertising and marketing groups. It’s called a selling point. “Buzz” words have always been used to sell products. Natural, does not necessarily mean a product is actually “natural.” Remember those famous words of P.T. Barnum. “There’s a sucker born every minute.”

  85. lab grown cancer cells multiply when given corn syrup but not sugar cancer will live with sugar but doesnt multiply like hfcs does

  86. Let your congressmen and senators know that you want HFCS barred as a food additive: save Medicare money on the resultante chronic diseases of Obesity and diabetis 2.

    Consider joining in law suits against the big agro conglomerates, Archer, I believe is one, for injuries on the basis that HFCS has caused your diabetis, high blood pressure or is a primary cause of it.

  87. Doing a report giving both sides of the argument and what consumers think about HFCS thanks for all the great comments it really helped despite the random comments those were funny. So I think it is harmful too many facts point to it being bad for you.

  88. If you are striving for accuracy, please ‘Spell Check’ your article. I agree with you on the premise of your article, but your ‘Spelling’ is atrocious!

  89. In addition to my last comment…. I live in the country, lot’s of farmers. The single, most important ingredient they use to ‘Fatten & Grow’ their Stock Quickly is ‘Corn’!

    Feeding corn (their description is ‘grain fed’) to cows was the original source of ‘Mad Cow Disease’.

    Research, people…. Ever heard of the disease ‘Pellagra’?

    Why do you think there are commercials on TV now trying to Debunk that high fructose corn syrup is bad for you?

  90. State your proof. I find your article lacking in source documents. You are making a lot of statements with no backing. Saying “it has been proven” does not prove your premise.

  91. Tina/March 21

    Kevin Tradeau’s book called, “Things they do not want us to know” is what made me aware of what is going on with our food supply…I was truly surprised and downhearted about it all, but is now doing my own homework on how I can feed myself and my family more healthier. My husband has been having a lot of symptoms I have been reading here, so I checked some ingredients in our kitchen and was bowled over at how many of our food items had high fructose corn syrup on it! My mom was eating the artificial sugar Equal too, until I read about how dangerous the Aspartame was that was in it. She is also on cholesterol medicine every month, and now I have read that it causes extreme liver damage!! EVERYBODY, lets keep educating each other and each and everybody we know about whats going on with the greedy FDA and USDA people!! They are committing legal “MASS MURDER!!!! I don’t know about the rest of you, but I would like to live all the days the good lord intends for me to live without someone taking my life because of pure GREED! It makes me mad to even think about it….

  92. Anytime I eat or drink anything with HFCS, my scalp and face begin to itch and it becomes very oily to the point that I can lubricate the back of my hands with it. Also, I will have a hard time falling to sleep as if I just had a bunch of candies just before I went to bed. I am so glad that now I am seen more products that say on the label NO HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP.

  93. Your update is not true. HFCS is not just like sugar and your body does not react to it the same way. Did you get threatened with a lawsuit or something?

    Fructose has to be digested by the liver where as sugar can be digested by every cell in the body. Consequently the liver becomes damaged by HFCS. Also, the heart has been shown to become damaged by it.

    http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_3934.shtml

  94. If you seriously believe that HFCS is responsible for so many health problems, you are a LOT worse off (mentally) than you realize. The rumor about HFCS being unhealthy is just that, A RUMOR!!!!!

  95. Thanks for all the info in your feedback. I am concerned about the presence of HFC in our baby formula here in Australia. Not only for the obesity risk, but also sids, diabetes and other “side effects” of this product. No matter what the ratio of fructose/glucose etc, this product is chemically processed during the extraction process and therefore is not natural. You can compare it to hydrogenated oils. Sure they have the same fat content as any other oil but due to way it is processed, the molecuar structure is changed and your body no longer recognises it and cannot break it down and benefit from it’s properties. Isn’t the reason we eat to nurish our bodies ? Would you buy a $100,000 porche and put dirty fuel in it ? If our government will not protect the most vulerable of our species whats the chance they are going to protect the rest of us ? It is a shame because it is everywhere in all the processed foods and not just HFC but hydrogenated oils (transfats), colors, flavours and preservatives. In our food, our cleaning products and makeup are petroleum by products, some known cancer causing. Where billions of dollars are being made you can guarantee there is no morality. As always use your consumer power ! Read labels and take an interest, don’t freak out !! Fresh is best, it’s easy. Ignorance is not bliss here, its a burden which may have dire consequences on your health and the health of your family.

  96. Interesting. The point should be the HFCS and sugar are the same thing. And both can lead to health risks if you consume too much. I did not read all the comments above, but i read or skimmed most of them. In some cases, or most cases, it is obvious how little knowledge or non-existent research there is for some of you who don’t realize the affects of corn products on the global market. You can cry all you want that companies are just out for profits. My first response is Thank you Mr. Obvious.
    Stop the witch hunt and deal with the root problem on obesity, it is not HFCS. I don’t need the medical industry to prove that to me. But the fact they have helps.

  97. Interesting. The point should be the HFCS and sugar are the same thing. And both can lead to health risks if you consume too much. I did not read all the comments above, but i read or skimmed most of them. In some cases, or most cases, it is obvious how little knowledge or non-existent research there is for some of you who don\’t realize the affects of corn products on the global market. You can cry all you want that companies are just out for profits. My first response is Thank you Mr. Obvious.
    Stop the witch hunt and deal with the root problem on obesity, it is not HFCS. I don\’t need the medical industry to prove that to me. But the fact they have helps.

  98. I assume you are industy based on you posting under two separate names. What industry does to my family, I do to industry; no problem.

  99. Keep on eating them then. your funeral

  100. HI

  101. HI

  102. DO NOT BELIEVE THIS BS! High Fructose Corn Syrup is metabolized just like regular sugar. If you believe this crap, you’ll believe ANYTHING!!!

  103. congress is getting paid off to not care about the issues with food today, why care if your rich???

  104. They are called the FOOD and DRUG ADMINISTRATION for a reason, they administer food now that will lead them to administering drugs later. Don’t think anything big cares about anything small, like us. Look out for yourself and be SMART about what you put into your body!

  105. EXERCISE!!

    Do not consume anything in excess specially if it’s “unhealthy as HFCS”

    Blame it on you people for not taking care of your body. Do you expect to have optimum health by eating healthy and laying your ass down every day. Keep dreaming America. I am conscious about the food that I eat, specially fast food and drinks with HFCS, I still consume them but just one or twice a month and as a result I have no pimples and a more beautiful skin. Go figure, be active!

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