How High Is Too High? The Facts on High Fructose Corn Syrup
For years, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been seeping into the American diet, but as more and more studies come out with findings linking HFCS to diabetes, obesity, and heart disease, it begs the question: what exactly are we eating?
What Is It?
HFCS, a liquid sweetener alternative to sugar, was introduced into the American diet in the 1970s. Over the past 30 years, it has become one of the most successful food additives in modern history. HFCS is used in food and beverage products and contains 10% more fructose than actual sugar, called sucrose. The U.S. is the world’s largest producer of HFCS