Recently: there have been posts and articles on high fructose corn syrup. One such article is http://bit.ly/TAhYXY
Much of the material in this and other articles is simply misinformation and should not be heeded.
One example from that article is:
Myth: HFCS is corn syrup that has been altered to convert more of its sugars into fructose, a sweeter sugar.(Natural sources of fructose include fruits, vegetables including sugar cane, and honey.The natural sources are not the problem.)
Fact: HFCS is from corn, a natural source. There is no difference between fructose in HFCS and that from natural sources. Anyone who eats sugar (sucrose) is consuming fructose, because a molecule of sucrose contains 1 molecule of glucose and i molecule of fructose simply linked together.
Myth: On food labels, beware of Glucose-Fructose
Fact: Obesity is a problem, of epidemic proportions in this country. DIet is a large factor accompaniedd by lack of exercise. We all need to avoid consuming more than moderate amounts of fats and sugar. Glucose-Fructose is sucrose, table sugar. Fruit contain fructose. None of these compounds are harmful, except when intake is excessively high as they contribute to weight gain and ultimately obesity if left unchecked.
For more Myths versus Facts, Read this re-scoop from an earlier post on FoodieDoc. :
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is “one of the most misunderstood food ingredients”, and continues to be lambasted in the media and on the internet long after the scientific debate over its relative contribution to the obesity epidemic vs sugar has...