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Sodas contain more health-harming fructose than labels lead you to believe

7/13/2014 - High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is used to sweeten many food products, like popular ketchup brands, pancake syrups and barbecue sauces. The grocery store is loaded with HFCS food concoctions, but the greatest concern regarding health is probably sodas, since these beverages are easily consumed en masse. 24-packs...

Top food products containing high-fructose corn syrup tainted with mercury

7/7/2014 - Nearly half of all commercial high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) used in processed foods like soda pop, ketchup and candy is tainted with toxic mercury, according to a peer-reviewed study published in the journal Environmental Health. Among 20 samples of commercial HFCS tested for the heavy metal, nine...

Chick-fil-A announces major changes in 2014, eliminating HFCS, artificial dyes and butane derivative

12/6/2013 - The growing fast food company Chick-fil-A, boasting over 1,700 stores in 39 states, has announced major changes coming in 2014. Moving in the right direction, Chick-fil-A is preparing to change some of the ingredients used in their fast food. High-fructose corn syrup is the first ingredient to go,...

Surprise! Corn syrup is playing hide-and-seek

9/25/2012 - Health-conscious consumers are constantly on the lookout for such ingredients as high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). It is common knowledge that HFCS has a home in cake, candy, and soda. Now; however, shoppers should be aware that their local grocery store may stock products that unexpectedly have HFCS...

Olympic gymnast promotes chocolate milk riddled with HFCS as 'scientifically proven' workout recovery beverage of choice

8/15/2012 - Alexandra "Aly" Raisman's gentle spirit and persistent attitude most certainly lit up the floor at the recent London 2012 Olympics, where she took home a gold medal for the floor exercise final, as well as a bronze medal for the balance beam, and another gold medal for her team finals. But where the...

Treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease naturally

7/14/2012 - Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is surging throughout the Western industrial world to become the most common liver disease. In the USA alone, over 30 million are afflicted with NAFLD. It can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and even liver failure. NAFLD is not from boozing too much, nor...

High fructose corn syrup can't disguise itself as 'corn sugar,' FDA decides

6/5/2012 - The days of food and beverage makers hiding the gargantuan sugar content of high fructose corn syrup under the deceptive label of "corn sugar" are over following a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision that prohibits the common industry practice. According to recent reports, FDA regulators...

Common ingredient in soft drinks causes damage to brain function

5/17/2012 - The use of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been long associated with fatty liver disease, diabetes and increases in obesity, but a new study has investigated its effects on the brain. HFCS is an inexpensive ingredient added to fast food and fizzy drinks and is 6 times sweeter than sugar obtained...

Spike in US autism rates linked to high-fructose corn syrup consumption

4/22/2012 - A new study published in the journal Clinical Epigenetics reveals that both the Standard American Diet (SAD) and various toxic environmental factors play a definitive and synergistic role in the development of autism. According to the study, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), mercury in vaccines, and...

Americans are killing themselves with sugar

4/14/2012 - Sugar and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) are not just in soft drinks, pastries, and candies. They are hidden in most processed foods, condiments and sauces. Sometimes the sweetening ingredients in those foods and condiments are disguised as dextrose or corn syrup (which is most likely genetically modified)...

Sugar takes on high fructose corn syrup in high stakes legal battle to see which is most unhealthy

3/26/2012 - In what has all the appearances of the pot calling the kettle black, two of the unhealthiest and most widely consumed items in the American diet are headed to court to decide which one is more evil. Big Sugar is taking on Big Corn and their High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) in a landmark battle scheduled...

HFCS explained: Here's why it's far more dangerous to your health than table sugar

2/13/2012 - High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a popular sweetener because it is chemically different from sugar -- it has a longer shelf life and mixes better into beverages. Yet the corn industry likes to downplay these differences, pointing out that sugar is 50 percent fructose and 50 percent glucose, while...

Corn Refiners Association sued for falsely claiming that high fructose corn syrup is same as sugar

12/24/2011 - Those crafty television commercials that claim high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is basically the same thing as conventional sugar have gotten the Corn Refiners Association (CRA), the group responsible for creating them, in a heap of trouble. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) reports that the sugar...

Explosive reports reveal toxic mercury in processed foods, ignored by FDA

12/21/2011 6:04:00 PM - High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is known to be a contributor to obesity and a number of serious health ailments, but very few health experts and medical publications ever discuss the highly toxic substance hiding within a large percentage of HFCS -- mercury. Found in a large number of processed foods...

Citizens for Health launches initiative to fight Corn Refiners Association fraudulent HFCS campaign

11/22/2011 - The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) has been busy the past few years trying to salvage the reputation of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a heavily-processed chemical sweetener derived from corn starch that a growing number of Americans are now seeking to avoid for health reasons. The industry's latest...

Hidden sources of high fructose corn syrup in your groceries

8/31/2011 - It is amazing how ubiquitous high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has become. Most of the products that you purchase from the grocery store contain HFCS, including the ones you would least expect. It has the same sweetness and taste as an equal amount of sucrose from cane or beet sugars, so most people...

High Fructose Corn Syrup - Two reasons to avoid this Corn Sugar

12/29/2010 - The move is on to further muddy the waters pertaining to High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). The goal is to convince or confuse consumers into thinking that HFCS is like sugar by changing its name to Corn Sugar. While there are issues that surround processed sugar, HFCS or Corn Sugar presents a wider problem....

Corn Industry Attempts to Hoodwink Consumers with HFCS Name Change

10/6/2010 - In the face of mounting consumer concerns about the dangers of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and defecting food company clients, the Corn Refiners Association has come up with a solution: Instead of trying to give consumers a healthier product, they have petitioned the FDA to let them give HFCS a...

Natural health movement achieving key victories over HFCS, MSG, GMOs and more

8/31/2010 - It's hard to see it sometimes, but the natural health community has achieved many important victories over the last few years in exposing the truth about dangerous chemicals and food ingredients. Here are some of the major victories we've collectively achieved: High-Fructose Corn Syrup exposedWe've...

Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup in Beverages and Processed Foods

1/27/2010 - If you think consuming products with high fructose corn syrup is a good way to avoid sugar, think again. You are better off with sugar! Of course, you probably know by now that any aspartame type sweetener is out of the question. But high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is also a very poor choice. HFCS...

Ill-conceived US corn subsidies make "liquid Satan" high-fructose corn syrup a cheap ingredient

11/28/2009 - United States crop subsidies have long directed the course of food consumption patterns among Americans. When a crop like corn is subsidized by the government, food producers hone in on it for use in their products because it is cheap. In the case of corn, the crop is subsidized so heavily that it sells...

Not-So-Surprising Finding: Study Links HFCS to Hypertension

11/17/2009 - Yet another study is linking the consumption of high fructose corn syrup to poor health, this time in the form of increased risk for hypertension. Quick, someone alert the Corn Refiners Association so they can issue a denial! You really got to hand it to the Corn Refiners Association; they don't...

High-Fructose Corn Syrup Produces Toxic Chemical "HMF" When Heated

10/20/2009 - If you know anything about the food supply, you know that honey bees are a crucial part of the food production chain. In the United States, they pollinate roughly one-third of all the crops we eat, and without them, we'd be facing a disastrous collapse in viable food production. That's why, when...

Mercury Contamination Found in High Fructose Corn Syrup

7/17/2009 - High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) accounts for the largest amount of calories in the average American diet. It can be found in processed foods of almost every kind - soda, bread, breakfast bars, processed dairy, crackers, soup, condiments, and others. The U.S. first began using HFCS heavily in the 1970's...

Mercury Found in High-Fructose Corn Syrup

3/26/2009 - High-fructose corn syrup has taken our food shelves by storm. It is present in many different types of bread, cereals, breakfast bars, yogurts, soups and sugary beverages. It is estimated that, on a typical day, an American consumes an average of 12 teaspoons of such syrup. Further, teenagers and others...

High Fructose Corn Syrup Contaminated with Toxic Mercury, Says Research (opinion)

1/27/2009 - New research published in Environmental Health and conducted in part by a scientist at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy has revealed that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is contaminated with the toxic heavy metal mercury. That means that many of the products using HFCS may also be contaminated...

Sweet Lies: How the Food Industry is Brainwashing the Public

10/17/2008 - False and misleading nutrition information is being sold to the unsuspecting public through convincing TV, radio, magazine and newspaper ads and brilliantly designed marketing campaigns. Chemical concoctions are being advertised as the latest and greatest new "healthy" foods. Synthetic food additives...

The Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

10/11/2008 - In case you missed it on TV, recent ads campaigns have tried to convince people that High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is something that's actually good for you. For me and many others who are into natural health and informed on the dangers of man made chemicals and food additives, a statement like that...

Why Soft Drinks Contribute to Obesity

9/1/2008 - The introduction of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in the seventies coincided with a marked rise in obesity in the U.S., leading to speculations that there might be a causal connection between HFCS consumption and weight gain (1). This seemed all the more plausible since HFCS consumption grew much...

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