Please don't believe it!!
The ad campaign boasts that HFCS (High-Fructose Corn Syrup) is like honey. Well, we guess it could be all natural if one of it's main ingredients - corn starch - naturally soaked in a vat of alphaamylase, trickled into a holding tank of glucoamylase, and after a lovely fungus growth grew on top, the solution could be strained into a container holding industrial grade D-xylose isomerase (sounding natural yet?)
So here's the catch, chemically, high-fructose corn syrup is similar to cane sugar because it too contains 50% fructose and 50% glucose, but since most consumers should limit their consumption of sugar to no more than 32 grams daily and HFCS is in almost EVERYTHING these days, something as simple as a can of soda can put you over your daily sugar limit.
We know it is difficult to avoid HFCS, but these are some of the foods that contain it:
- Yoplait Yogurt
- Salad Dressings
- “Smart” Ice Cream Sandwiches
- 100 Calorie Snack Packs
- Soft drinks
- BBQ Sauce
Take a close look at your fast food restaurant order please - according to Foodfacts.info even something as simple at your Subway Teriyaki Glazed Chicken Strips sandwich has HFCS. Click the link to see a listing of restaurants that include HFCS in their menu items
Why Does HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) Make You Fat?
High fructose makes you fat because it's similar to the "party crasher that snuck in through the back door." By bypassing your liver (it decides how to process sugar as it enters the body - store, burn, or turn to fat), HFCS bypasses this process and turns directly into fat.
How To Avoid?
Our recommendation is to read the label. Don't trust the "pretty front" of a package. Instead, look at the ingredients - Especially the first 3 ingredients listed. The first 3 ingredients indicate which ingredients are the majority.
Give us your feedback? How have you avoided HFCS since reading this information?