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Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Bad for You?

Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Bad for You?


Sometimes it does not pay to think.

I’ve come to you with a question about High Fructose Corn Syrup.   But first the story behind the question.

About a year ago, I developed a fixation on the use or over use of high fructose corn syrup. Something seemed fishy about high fructose corn syrup.  I didn’t really give it much thought at the time.  I did however notice that it is in EVERYTHING and I do mean everything.

I challenge you to go in your fridge and cabinets to check out the ingredients on your food items.  Take note of how many products have high fructose corn syrup or corn syrup (which by the way is the same thing).

Now think about how much you consume.  How come manufactures of this marvelous stuff (sarcasm) don’t just list it as “a lot of sugar”.

Well,  it does make everything taste great.  I ain’t gonna lie. I do know that anything with -tose at the end of the word  is most likely a sugar substance.  Now I’m on a mission to rid my kitchen of high fructose corn syrup.

I did a little research and there is no scientific data that says it will kill you………

Of course there isn’t dummies.  You know all those oversight commissions are in with big money and government.

The large manufacturers of high fructose corn syrup are making a mint off of us.  At the same time I don’t think our health is of any concern in their business decisions.  I kind of like money too, but I have standards and morals.

The truth is consumers & big business have different types of ethics.  Oh well.  Sorry,  I don’t like talking politics, but you get where I’m going with this.

Where was I?


A few items from my kitchen with the bad stuff.

As I looked around my kitchen, I found high fructose corn syrup is in almost everything.  That alone is scary.  I don’t really go to bed dreaming about a blob of corn sugar coming to murder me at night, but it does make you think.

While I was performing my research, I came across this website which was all about giving corn syrup highkus.  That made me suspicious.  So I dug around on the site and I did have to dig a bit.

I should have guessed by all the corn syrup positivity being spread that the website that it was sponsored by some corn refiners association.  WOW!  AND there was a list of …you guessed it….the major manufacturers of this tasty stuff.

Of course, I’m not listing the website for obvious reasons. That is a gangster move for the corn refiners of AMERICAS. The dirty dogs!

Did you know high fructose corn syrup is 6 times sweeter than sugar cane.  I didn’t know that, but I believe it.  Everything super good and addictive usually has tons of sugar dumped on it or pumped inside of it.

I do love food.

Well here is an info-graphic that I dug up.  :) If you have a little bit of common sense, you don’t really need an info-graphic to state the obvious.


I’m not saying it’s bad for you or me, but too much sugar can’t be good for anybody.  Time to weed out the high fructose corn syrup and give my body something healthy.  I know…I’m walking a slippery slope.

I’m going to miss my ketchup.  Darn! :( I have to pick and choose my battles).

Your on a Mission Girl

Lizzy :)

Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Bad for You?

Did you already know that high fructose corn syrup was in so much stuff?

How do you feel about it?

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