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Guest Blog: Corn Syrup

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My husband can attest to my obsession over not consuming products that have high fructose corn syrup. I haven’t found research that has proved it to be detrimental to health, but what bugs me about it is that it makes things super sweet. I think that plain sugar is enough. From the producer point of view, I reckon that high fructose corn syrup is cheaper to use in mass production than sugar. I don’t care. Instead of trying to save a penny I think that companies should be more concerned about the health of consumers. Maggi of Clueless Curl writes:

Corn Syrup: a sweet syrup obtained from cornstarch.

That’s the definition I got from my dictionary. I’m on the quest for healthy eating. I noticed this ingredient in just about every food product label. Even in the one’s that are supposed to be healthy.When I go shopping I like to be in and out ASAP. Reading the labels is not on my agenda. Lately, it’s been something I’ve been paying alot more attention to. I was eating a sandwich (wheat bread) and noticed corn syrup on the label. Bread doesn’t need to be sweetened??? It’s really hard not to find these ingredients as they are in just about everything. I’m no expert and I don’t want to get into the politics of it all. But, these research/studies. whatever they are called, produce mixed results which confuses the eff out of me. Seems like what’s good for you is bad and what’s bad is good. The journey continues…. scratching my head. Has anyone been through this? What’s so bad/good about corn syrup?

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Author: Charish Halliburton

Writer and Editor for The Motley News

3 thoughts on “Guest Blog: Corn Syrup

  1. I have experienced the same thing. I just try to go with my gut and pray over my food. One minute they tell you that margarine is better than butter. The next minute, they say that butter is better for you. You can't even follow half of the things that you read by researchers, these days.

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  2. There is nothing wrong with corn syrup. I do take issue with high fructose corn syrup. It has been altered to become sweeter, thereby cheaper to use.

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  3. Your body has a hard time breaking down hig fructose corn syrup, this is why a lot of companies are starting to sell versions of their products without it. Although it's not out in the open for everyone to know (imagine what a stir this would cause with high fructose being in damn near EVERYTHING we consume) there have been associations with cancer and high fructose corn syrup. It's a cheaper version of sugar. Check out the movie Food, Inc. 😉

    Rockin’ it Napptural!

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