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    High Fructose Corn Syrup

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    The Impact of High-Fructose Corn Syrup on Health: Exorbitant Consumption Perhaps the most polarizing issue regarding high-fructose corn syrup is its impacts on human health. I believe that health is truly the greatest wealth and that it is in the best interests of an individual to carefully make decisions regarding what one should eat. Therefore, it is necessary for me to understand the underlying health risks associated with high-fructose corn syrup consumption. The consumption of high-fructose corn syrup peaked in 1999, but since then it has been steadily declining (White, Foreyt, Melanson, & Angelopoulous, 2010). A potential reason for its decline in consumption may be attributed to the increasing knowledge of science that society has…

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    However, since the article by Dr. Bray was posted, the scientific community sought to find the truth as to whether high fructose corn syrup could really be responsible for this dramatic spike in obesity. Dr. John White is a leading opponent of Brady's hypothesis linking HFCS with obesity. Since the HFCS-obesity hypothesis was introduced by Dr. Bray in 2004, as White (2008) put it: ...it quickly took on a life of its own. This once mundane ingredient [high fructose corn syrup] became vilified in…

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    chemical process for making high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). HFCS is an alternative sweetener to sucrose originally derived from corn. Through a chemical and enzymatic process, corn is broken down through the molecular levels until the monosaccharide fructose is produced (Parker et al, 2010). The product was adopted by the food and beverage industry in the 1970’s. Due to it’s diversability and cost effectiveness, it was embraced by the food and beverage industry with open arms as the new…

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    Scicurious, High Fructose Corn Syrup: Much Maligned? Or the Devil’s Food Cake?, August 23, 2011, Fructose is a yellowish white crystallized, water soluble ketonic monosaccharide sugar found in many plants, C6H12O6. It is sweeter than sucrose and often bonded to glucose to form the disaccharide sucrose. Triglyceride is a type of fat (lipid) found in the blood. When we eat, our body convert any calories that doesn’t need to use right away into triglycerides. Triglycerides are stored in the fat…

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    A health crisis has been taking place with the excessive selling of food products that have an excess of calories and no nutritional value. This is the case of beverages that contain high amounts of sweeteners and whose consumption has increased progressively in the last decades. This increase is partly due to many people prefer to drink a can of soda to accompany their meals or refresh their thirst, instead of preparing a natural juice or drinking water. This reality has made these drinks…

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    The regular can of Coca Cola will sink in the water. The reasoning behind this involves the density of the two cans. Sugar or a form of sugar like high fructose corn syrup, will need to be used in a much greater quantity than a sugar substitute, like aspartame. This is simply because we need much less of aspartame to make Coca Cola the desired sweetness needed as we do with high fructose corn syrup. As we know, regular Coca Cola has sugar or high fructose corn syrup, while diet Coca Cola…

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    The Pros And Cons Of HFCS

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    Increased Body Weight The "con" side will make a case that HFCS has not contributed to the increased body weight of Americans. High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) has become a hot topic between most Americans in today’s society. High Fructose Corn Syrup is in a category of what we consider to be our carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are our body's major source of fuel. Therefore, they are our sugars, and complex carbohydrates include starches and fibers. HFCS is a simple carbohydrate, compared to…

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    Administration (FDA) categorizes this food as safe for their intended use in specified amount, but did not have to undergo pre-market review. This additive is also used in jet fuels, rubber petroleum products and transformer oil. Butylated Hydroxytoluene can cause liver damage and is also harmful to the aquatic animals. Also the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) warns that BHT should not be allowed to enter the environment. High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)…

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    In the text, Pollan compares our processed food and obesity issues with the national drinking splurge of the 19th century. All other differences aside, Pollan focuses on the cause: "American farmers were producing far too much corn.” Just like today, the only thing to do with all the extra and cheap corn was to process it. But the Alcoholic Republic has long since given way to the Republic of Fat. According to the Surgeon General, fat is actually a certified epidemic. The corn accounts for most…

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    Sugar Beet Research Paper

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    The first processed sugar was recorded in England in 1099. The subsequent centuries saw a major expansion of western European trade with the East, including the importation of sugar. Sugar beet was first identified as a source of sugar in 1747. As this threatened the sugar can industry during Napoleonic wars at the start of the 19th century, Britain blockaded sugar imports to continental Europe. By 1880 sugar beet had replaced sugar cane as the main source of sugar on continental Europe. High…

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