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How Bad is High Fructose Corn Syrup? - Fat Loss Gateway

How Bad is High Fructose Corn Syrup?

Is high fructose corn syrup worse than sugar? Is it natural? Does it contain any artificial ingredients? Does it have the same calories as sugar? Is it okay to take it in moderation? These are the common questions and issues raised pertaining to the use of HFCS.

Some advertisement stated that HFCS are naturally made from corn and does not have any artificial ingredients. While some campaigns also claim that it has the same calories as sugar or honey and it is fine when taken moderately.

Consuming foods with HFCS in moderation is indeed fine, but consuming it excessively has negative effects to your health.

There is no good evidence or proven results about the positive effects of high fructose corn syrup to our health. Researchers from Princeton University demonstrated how the compounds (fructose and glucose) in the sweeteners affects our body. According to a 2010 Princeton University study, “

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Rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same.”

High fructose corn syrup is a sweetener that provides a huge amount of calories. This additive won’t signal the body to decrease the appetite regardless of those HFCS calories that were consumed. It is used to sweeten processed and store-bought foods and beverages. High fructose corn syrup is not a natural sweetener anymore, it is made from genetically modified corn. It is also made by an enzymatic process from glucose syrup.
[ws_table id=”6″] High fructose corn syrup is worse than sugar because your body processes it differently and can stimulate more weight gain than sugar. HFCS has only 10% more sinister fructose than table sugar, 55% fructose content versus 50% fructose content in sugar.

As much as possible, you must avoid HFCS and minimize your sugar intake. These are the two awful food additives that causes the most damage in your body.

How “excess consumption” of HCFS affects health and weight loss?high fructose corn syrup

  • It can lead to diabetes and other major health problems
  • It can lead to premature aging
  • It can lead to an abnormal increase in abdominal body fats and may lead to obesity

Foods with HFCS you should AVOID

  • High fructose corn syrup is commonly found in ketchup, it doesn’t mean that you must avoid this tasty condiment, you can use other organic ketchup with no HFCS.
  • HFCS can also be found in a store-bought salad dressing
  • Soft drinks and other soda products have a large amount of this sweetener
  • Processed snacks & Breakfast cereals are also one of the candidates with HFCS

If you prefer to buy any products from the grocery store, you must make sure that you check the labels. The best option you should take for optimal health is to avoid all processed foods and cut back on all sweeteners, natural or otherwise. Also, eat nutritious foods such as fruits, vegetables and organic products and organic meat. If you need healthy snacks to satisfy your sweet tooth, other than fruits, you can also try these protein cookies and organic protein bars which are made with natural ingredients.