Can you avoid high fructose corn syrup? Yes – Topline Foods can help!
Most famously found in sugary sodas, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) also makes an appearance in:
- Steak sauces
- Salad dressings
- Some Oscar Meyer meats
- Campbell’s Vegetable soup
- Ritz crackers
- Nutri-Grain bars
In fact, it’s easier to find or make a list of things that don’t use HFCS, despite the fact that it’s been a source of nutritional controversy for decades. Many people have been arguing that HFCS is uniquely responsible for the high rates of obesity and diabetes in recent years, that the human body cannot process HFCS in the same way it processes other sugars, and that it therefore causes all kinds of health problems, including hypoglycemia.
Don’t panic. While the corn industry has been quick to defend their product with flimsy or even false claims, there are some significant scientific flaws in the studies that sparked the sensational reaction. Whelan J. William points out in his peer reviewed article that the increase in obesity in the United States is just as easily explained by an increase in overall calorie intake, and that while straight fructose can cause hypoglycemia, that’s not what HFCS actually is. High fructose corn syrup is actually 45 to 58% glucose, which cancels out the more harmful effects of the glucose1.
Does this mean that HFCS is harmless? Well, no. Even if ‘sugar is sugar,’ as the corn industry claims, that’s not the world’s best defense. Like all sugars, high fructose corn syrup does contribute to diabetes, as well as obesity and all of the health problems which go along with it. It also tastes delicious, and can be addictive and habit forming, especially for young children who are raised on it. Like anything the body consumes, too much can be dangerous, and this is especially the case with something so artificially omnipresent. It can be much too easy to get more than your recommended amount of sugar when it’s hiding in everything from your salad dressing to your lunch meats.
That’s why at Topline Foods, all of our products are 100% HFCS free, guaranteed. It’s one less thing you have to worry about.
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