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Doctor insights on: Difference Between High Fructose Corn Syrup Vs Corn Syrup

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Fructose (Definition)

Fructose, or fruit sugar, is a simple monosaccharide found in many plants (fruits, vegetables, sugar cane and honey). Fructose is absorbed directly into the bloodstream during digestion. Since 1970 high fructose corn syrup has been increasingly used in the food industry. Excess fructose consumption has been linked to Insulin resistance, obesity, metabolic ...Read more


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Is high fructose corn syrup unhealthy?

Is high fructose corn syrup unhealthy?

Obesity, pain: Humans have a limit to how much fructose the bowel can absorb at any given time. If you max out this limit, the fructose stays in the bowel and causes pain, bloating, and diarrhea. This is not dangerous, however. Just uncomfortable. The real health problem with hfcs is that because of its sugar contents, it is a major contributor to obesity and its consequences such as type ii diabetes. ...Read more

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What's the health difference between cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup?

What's the health difference between cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup?

Jury's out: Cane sugar is sucrose, which is made of glucose and fructose. Corn syrup is mainly fructose. The big problem is probably not from the molecule itself but from how it's added to everything because it is cheap. Processed food has so much added sweetener to make up for lack of flavor that we're addicted to it. ...Read more

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Why is high fructose corn syrup unhealthy?

Why is high fructose corn syrup unhealthy?

Calories: In and of itself its just a kind of sugar, but foods high in fructose tend to have a lot of calories, thus may promote obesity. There is very controversial theories that suggest fructose may affect hormones involved in appetite regulation ( like leptin) and promote obesity in that fashion as well, but direct and definite proof is not yet out there at this time. ...Read more

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Does high fructose corn syrup contain mercury?

Does high fructose corn syrup contain mercury?

No abnormal amounts: High fructose corn syrup and regular corn syrup do not contain any unusual amounts of mercury to worry about. ...Read more

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Is high fructose corn syrup worse for kids than sugar?

Is high fructose corn syrup worse for kids than sugar?

No: There's been a lot of hype. The truth is, hfcs is 55% fructose and 45%glucose. Sucrose (table sugar) is about 50%fructose and 50%glucose. Glucose is used by our bodies as is. Fructose, on the other hand, requires processing by the liver to be used by the body. I recommend avoiding foods that contain a lot of either one. You get plenty of sugar in natural foods;you really don't need either one. ...Read more

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Is high fructose corn syrup bad for me?

Yes: With no redeeming qualities. Try your best to avoid it. ...Read more

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What jam or jelly doesn't contain high fructose corn syrup?

Few: Tough to find...Have to search. Look in organic or health food section. ...Read more

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So what exactly is the difference between fructose and high fructose corn syrup(hfcs)?

So what exactly is the difference between fructose and high fructose corn syrup(hfcs)?

Good question: Fructose is a natural sugar found in fruits. It is what god made. It is a monosaccaride and is absorbed directly during digestion. Hfcs comprises any of a group of corn syrups that has undergone enzymatic processing to convert some of its glucose into fructose to produce a desired sweetness. This is not natural and has been shown to cause problems like fatty liver and obesity. It is not healthy. ...Read more

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Which is worse corn syrup or maltodextrin?

Which is worse corn syrup or maltodextrin?

Corn syrup?: Please define what you mean by worse. Then I can better answer this. Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide that is used as a food additive. It is produced from starch by partial hydrolysis and is usually found as a white hygroscopic spray-dried powder.[1] Maltodextrin is easily digestible, & absorbed as rapidly as glucose & might be either moderately sweet or almost flavorless. So same it appears same ...Read more

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Should I buy coke with sugar or high fructose corn syrup?

Should I buy coke with sugar or high fructose corn syrup?

Not too much: Coke and other soft drinks tend to promote obesity. A ice cold coke every now and then is not a big problem, but regular soft drink consumption is not a conducive to good weight control. ...Read more

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Are fruit juices with high fructose corn syrup unhealthy for my child?

Are fruit juices with high fructose corn syrup unhealthy for my child?

Absolutely!: Milk and water are the only fluids kids need to drink. Juice, soda, sugared drinks of any type only introduce empty calories. "no sugar added" fruit juice is a food industry trick because all juices have their own sugars. 8 oz of orange juice has the equivalent of nearly 8 tsp of sugar! a 12 oz soda has nearly 10 tsp of sugar. High fructose corn syrup is particularly unhealthy. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if cheerios contain high fructose corn syrup?

Read the label!: Hi. I have all my patients learn to read the ingredients label on food (I do it myself too). That's why it's there! Get in the habit of using it! ...Read more

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What's the difference inside your body between cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup?

Processed different: High fructose corn syrup is fructose, a 5-carbon sugar. Cane sugar is a combination of fructose and sucrose (a 6-carbon sugar). Fructose metabolism requires the body to deplete atp, an energy molecule and produces lactic acid. Fructose has numerous problems associated with it including causing/worsening diabetes and increasing uric acid that can worsen gout. ...Read more

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How harmful is high fructose corn syrup for your health?

How harmful is high fructose corn syrup for your health?

Fructose?: Humans have a limit to how much fructose the bowel can absorb at any given time. If you max out this limit, the fructose stays in the bowel and causes pain, bloating, and diarrhea. This is not dangerous, however. Just uncomfortable. The real health problem with hfcs is that because of its sugar contents, it is a major contributor to obesity and its consequences such as type ii diabetes. ...Read more

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What's the difference between liquid glucose and corn syrup?

What's the difference between liquid glucose and corn syrup?

Chemistry: Sucrose is the most common carbohydrate in corn syrup. Sucrose can be converted to glucose in the body during digestion. ...Read more

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Is corn syrup cancerous?

Is corn syrup cancerous?

Corn syrup/cancer: The major use of corn syrup is in foods as a thickener, sweetener and humectant ingredient for foods to retain its freshness. Not classified as carcinogenic. ...Read more