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The Myths and Facts of High Fructose Corn Syrup

Posted by healtheo360 on Sep 26, 2014 9:50:31 AM

High fructose corn syrup has gotten a bad reputation over the years. A sweetener made from corn, high fructose corn syrup can be found in many products through out the grocery store. Fructose and sucrose, or table sugar, are both composed of fructose and glucose, with the percentages varying ever so slightly. With that in mind, is high fructose corn syrup really as bad for you as everyone says? Here are the myths and facts of high fructose corn syrup.

According to science, there is little difference between high fructose corn syrup and other sweeteners. Both high fructose corn syrup and table sugar contain one glucose and one fructose molecule. Table sugars are fused together while high fructose corn syrup are not, therefore creating a liquid. All sweeteners add empty calories. In the science community, it is common for people to understand that high fructose corn syrup and other sugars are equivalent and that all sweeteners should be consumed in moderation.

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