Hight Fructose Corm Syrup, or HFCS, can be found in tens of thousands of food products.
It was created as an alternative to cane sugar and is made from corn and more importantly, it's actually cheaper to produce than regular sugar.
Bearing in mind that in very recent history we have gone from eating around 20 teaspoons of sugar a year to the same amount per day!
High fructose corn syrup is particularly bad for you because it separates the glucose from the fructose, allowing the fructose to overwhelm your liver, creating fat in the process.
There are so many health benefits from cutting sugar from your diet which I have written about in me blog here 17 Amazing Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Sugar.
I'll be posting a blog specifically about this stuff soon, but according to a story in Newswire here the FDA in the US have allowed this substance to be renamed on packaging as 'natural sweetener'.
It's always a battle keeping on top of the many different names for sugar just when you begin to recognise the name of something, they go and change it.
The big question of course is why...?
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