High Fructose Corn Syrup – Five Fast Facts

There is not enough evidence that HFCS promotes increased body fat and increases in appetite.

Research to support a specific role for HFCS in obesity beyond its calorie contribution is limited.

Reducing your intake of HFCS can help reduce calorie intake which in turn assists in weight management.

More research is needed regarding HFCS.

The obesity epidemic is complex with HFCS being one of many factors.

Despite the lack of clarity in research, the fact remains that Americans consume large quantities of high-fructose corn syrup in the form of soft drinks, fruit-flavored beverages and other processed foods. These types of foods are often high in calories and low in nutritional value. This fact alone is reason to be cautious about foods containing high-fructose corn syrup. To reduce high-fructose corn syrup in your diet, read food labels. Avoid or limit foods that contain high-fructose corn syrup. – Mayo Clinic


2 responses to “High Fructose Corn Syrup – Five Fast Facts

  1. I have read that Americans still consume more sugar than HFCS. Personally, I think obesity issues are more a result of overall poor eating than just one additive that has a bad rap.

  2. Corn Syrup is even in kids vitamins. I stopped giving my son a well-known brand of gummy supplements when I read up on corn syrup.Now he gets a whole-food one that has No added sugar. He gets too sugar in everything else, why put it in a vitamin?Great post, very important for our younger generation.Robin

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