High-Fructose Corn Syrup 101
What is High-Fructose Corn Syrup and why should we care? In the most basic sense High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is a cheap, liquid sweetener that is similar to sugar. According to Wikipedia HFCS is “produced by milling corn to produce corn starch, then processing that starch to yield corn syrup, which is almost entirely glucose, and then adding enzymes that change most of the glucose into fructose.” So we have all heard that it isn’t good for our health to eat too much sugar and the same should go for HFCS. The biggest problem with HFCS though, is that it is hidden in an unbelievable amount of processed foods in every single aisle of your grocery store. Well, I say it is “hidden” but it isn’t really a secret if you just simply read the ingredients label before buying your food (which for some reason I never did before now!).