High Fructose Corn Syrup – What is it?
HFCS or High-fructose corn syrup is commonly used in place of sugar. It’s an artificial sweetener found in everything from salad dressing, ketchup and canned foods to just about anything processed and most sodas.
So, what’s wrong with it? Although chemically almost identical to natural table sugar, high fructose corn syrup is metabolized in the body very differently. Numerous studies have connected high fructose corn syrup to obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and most recently, Emory University School of Medicine has connected HFCS to fatty liver disease. [Read more...]