Friday, October 1, 2010

A New Name for High Fructose Corn Syrup

DON'T BE FOOLED: The corn refiners association has petitioned the U.S. FDA to be allowed to use the term "corn sugar" instead of "high fructose corn syrup" to make your food sound more whole. We at Planet Foods have been battling to keep High Fructose Corn Syrup out of your food since we opened our doors. Check out some of our past blogs about the dangers of processed corn products in your food.

Also have a look at some healthy nutrient dense sugar alternatives to help you sweeten up your favorite foods.

Stay Healthy,
Shelly Mercier

Original Article:

The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) has petitioned the U.S. FDA to allow manufacturers the option of using the term “corn sugar” instead of “high fructose corn syrup”.

In their press release on the subject, they claim that “independent research demonstrates that the current labeling is confusing to American consumers.”

They blame “inexact scientific reports and inaccurate media accounts” for the current stigma associated with high fructose corn syrup.

In reality, as opposed to the CRA’s dream world, if you need to lose weight, or if you want to avoid diabetes and heart disease, high-fructose corn syrup is one type of sugar you’ll want to avoid.

Part of what makes HFCS such an unhealthy product is that it is metabolized to fat in your body far more rapidly than any other sugar. READ MORE...