High Fructose Corn Syrup Manufactures are trying to convince consumers into thinking that HFCS is like sugar by changing its name to Fructose. When the FDA rejected the corn syrup bid, the manufactures are trying to hide it under the name fructose.
A third product, HFCS-90, is sometimes used in natural and light foods, where very little is needed to provide sweetness. Syrups with 90% fructose will not state high fructose corn syrup on the label [anymore], they will state fructose or fructose syrup.
For example, on the front of Vanila Chex box from General Mills, it says that the product contains no high fructose corn syrup , but in t the ingredient list it is hidden under the new isolated fructose.
High fructose corn syrup and fructose are not the same. Fructose is a monosaccharide, a simple sugar. High fructose corn syrup is an industrial food product. Its not a naturally occurring substance. The sugars are extracted through a chemical enzymatic process resulting in a chemically and biologically novel compound called HFCS. . Unlike fruit, however, this type of fructose is not bound to fiber causing the body to process it faster and leaving the body unsatisfied.
High Fructose Corn Syrup Health Dangers Include:
- Metabolic syndrome.
- Damage to your immune system.
- Speed-up aging process.
- Mercury poisons.
Since HFCS is in virtually everything today that is packaged and processed you really have to become a label reader and check everything you buy.