High Fructose Corn Syrup Question
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by Neva J. Howell unless otherwise noted
Question on healing:
Is high fructose corn syrup really that bad? Can’t I eat a little of it and still be ok?
Healing Facilitation Response:
There is some evidence to suggest that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS for short), in a large number of foods targeted at children, may play more than a small role in childhood obesity and I strongly suggest not eating it or giving it to children at all. HFCS turns off the part of the natural body system alarm that is designed to tell you when you are full. Because you don’t know you are full, you still want to eat.
I’d skip HFCS altogether. The only way manufacturers are going to stop using high fructose corn syrup in foods is if people stop buying and eating the foods that contain it.
Research is underway, due to concerns people have over the way HFCS is processed. Many believe the body cannot handle high fructose corn syrup the same way it handles other sugars. I believe research will eventually prove that HFCS is not a healthy thing to eat, at all.
Take time to read labels at the grocery store because I’m seeing more and more products without high fructose corn syrup so discerning parents have a choice on indispensable children’s foods like ketchup. I know Heines has one without HFCS so be on the lookout for foods that don’t contain it.