Here is why The Corn Refiners wrote to me

I wrote this for Joan Brunwasser and the Corn Refiners Association wrote "We would like to provide you with science-based information on this safe sweetner and be a reference for you for future articles"

Here is what I wrote - Try staying away from drinks that have an ingredient: high fructose corn syrup. It's not great for kids' bodies - you'll be astonished how many drinks, including fruit juices, have it. If I remember what I read correctly, the average American eats 35 pounds of HFC a year. Let's be honest - that can't be good. Could that be part of the reason kids are obese? Because HFC is in so many things?

So I have started to do a bunch of research - I have to say because the from Corn Refiners Association information comes from "the corn people" of course the information is pro HFCS. More research..

Is fructose making you fat? An interview with Richard Johnson, MD

The Sugar Debate

"Eating too much regular cane sugar may be unhealthy, but eating even modest amounts of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) could be even worse, say experts. The refined fructose in HFCS affects your body differently than other types of sugars, absorbing quickly into cells while bypassing your body's natural appetite-control mechanisms. This means you stay hungry and keep eating. What's more, fructose increases body fat more readily. So read labels carefully and avoid HFCS whenever possible."

Source: Get the Sugar Out by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS (Three Rivers, 2008).


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