Simple Nutrition: High Fructose Corn Syrup

06.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Is high fructose corn syrup terribly bad for your health? Is it ok to eat it occasionally? Are we eating it more then we think? What are the side effects? What are the code names for it on labels?
Family Life's Sarah Harnisch and Certified Natural Health Professional Brandee Gorsline take a peek.

Additional resources:

Dangers of high fructose corn syrup

Pocket Guide to Alternate Names of High Fructose Corn Syrup:
Corn syrup
Corn sugar
Maize syrup
Glucose syrup
Glucose/fructose syrup
Tapioca syrup
Dahlia syrup
Fruit fructose
Crystalline fructose

In Canada, they call it “glucose-fructose.” And in Europe, it’s “isoglucose.” And I’m sure there are more.

If the label doesn’t say “sugar” or “cane sugar,” you can be pretty sure it’s some form of HFCS.


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