Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Bad for Me?
I keep seeing high fructose corn syrup as an ingredient in the foods I buy. Should I stay away from it?
Submitted by FitnessEditor

That would be difficult. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a very common sweetener, composed of about 55 percent fructose and 45 percent glucose -- in other words, just another form of sugar, explains Elisa Zied, RD, author of So What Can I Eat?! (Wiley, 2006). It isn't necessarily harmful; the main problem with HFCS is that it's often found in high-calorie foods that are otherwise devoid of nutrients.

"Some research shows a connection between HFCS-laced beverages and weight gain, but there's still no solid proof," says Milton Stokes, RD, chief dietitian at St. Barnabas Hospital and Nursing Home in New York City and a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. Consider the overall healthfulness of foods -- their fat, calorie, fiber, and vitamin content -- rather than obsessing about a single ingredient.

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Submitted by abdus.shafi

Part of the problem with HFCS is that it seems to be in everything anymore. Like a lot of things, it probably is ok in moderation, but it is hard to moderate something when it is in everything that you buy to eat. I do try to avoid buying anything made with HFCS, and I will try to buy foods that are NOT GMO's, we have messed with our food so much that it is showing up in health problems/diseases. America was much more healthy 50 years ago than we are now (food wise).
Submitted by ealbright1a

http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/food-science/princeton-proves-high-fructose-corn-syrup-woes-once-for-all-112003 anything made in a lab from already depleted soil and genetically modified corn seed can not be good for you. the only reason there are no studies is because "they" dont want there to be any... for anyone looking for a little more info on GMO and the way food is made i highly recommend you watch food inc. you can watch it free at www.sprword.com click on must watch and scroll down
Submitted by felicia_tsa