High Fructose Corn Syrup Essay examples

781 Words Apr 22nd, 2010 4 Pages
High Fructose Corn Syrup: Friend or Enemy??

We eat every day, rarely thinking about what’s going into our bodies. Take soda, for example, when was the last time you read the label before taking a sip? For me, it is never. One of the first ingredients listed on the can is HFCS or high fructose corn syrup. This ingredient is a secret additive to many products in today's market. High Fructose Corn Syrup is one of the cheapest to make and hardest to get rid of in the body. Since its introduction to food products in the 70's it has slowly been added to most foods, even ketchup.

More and more scientists are trying to find links between HFCS and several major health problems; such as diabetes and obesity. Although a major link has
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This is thought to be directly related to weight. It has been proven that HFCS also cause heart problems. This is also thought to be weight related.

Despite all the recent attempts to try and prove HFCS unhealthy effects, the Corn Refiners Association has come out with campaigns in High Fructose Corn Syrup's defense. They state the HFCS are not bad and are ok when eaten in moderation. There is no such thing as moderation when it is found in 94 % of the food. While more cons can be found than pros for HFCS; the Corn RefinersAssociation stands behind their product. In fact all the pros I found came from the CRA. The only truth I found was that it is cheaper to produce. Their website has no real information; and in fact called what many to believe to be truths myths.

Although the Corn Refiners Association proved to be pointless my endless goggle search did take me too many blogs and organizations which I found to be very informative. Even though the bloggers were only expressing their opinion, many found HFCS to be repulsive. Many of the organizations say they are 20 xs bad for your health. The most informative was HighFructoseCornSyrup.com they are a group of bloggers that I agree with. Each of their articles deal with HFCS in the media and how it is affecting us as a society.

After reading all this information and making my way through my research, I began to question what

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