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High Fructose Corn Syrup Manufactures are trying to convince consumers into thinking that HFCS is like sugar by changing its name to Fructose. When the FDA rejected the corn syrup bid, the manufactures are trying to hide it under the name “fructose”.

According to the Corn Refiners Association (CRA), there’s been a sneaky name change. The term ‘fructose’ is now being used to denote a product that was previously known as HFCS-90, meaning it is 90 percent pure fructose. Compare this to what is termed ‘regular’ HFCS, which contains either 42 or 55 percent fructose, and you will know why General Mills is so eager to keep you in the dark.

CRA explains:

“A third product, HFCS-90, is sometimes used in natural and ‘light’ foods, where very little is needed to provide sweetness. Syrups with 90% fructose will not state high fructose corn syrup on the label [anymore], they will state ‘fructose’ or ‘fructose syrup’.”

For example, on the front of Vanila Chex box from General Mills, it says that the product contains “no high fructose corn syrup” , but in t the ingredient list it is hidden under – the new isolated fructose.

High fructose corn syrup and fructose are not the same. Fructose is a monosaccharide, a simple sugar. High fructose corn syrup is an industrial food product. It’s not a naturally occurring substance. The sugars are extracted through a chemical enzymatic process resulting in a chemically and biologically novel compound called HFCS. . Unlike fruit, however, this type of fructose is not bound to fiber causing the body to process it faster and leaving the body unsatisfied.

HMF has been linked to DNA damage in humans. When HMF breaks down in the human body, it breaks down into substances that may be even more harmful than the HMF itself.

High Fructose Corn Syrup Health Dangers Include:

Metabolic syndrome.
Damage to your immune system.
Speed-up aging process.
Mercury poisons.

Since HFCS is in virtually everything today that is packaged and processed you really have to become a label reader and check everything you buy.  High fructose corn syrup is basically GMO sugar which effects your body in a few ways. It’s a toxic load that weighs on your liver and pancreas and spikes blood sugar levels. I’d avoid HFCS and these other names it’s been renamed as for your best health!

Source: Living Traditionally, Mercola  Image: