Thursday, September 23, 2010

corn sugar coat it

The corn sugar farmers want to change the name of 'High Fructose Corn Syrup' to 'Corn Sugar.'  Why?  Because people heard all the bad press about HFCS and stopped buying products containing it.  Even if this legislation does go through, I really hope the people who made the healthful choice to abstain from HFCS are not fooled by the corn growers sneaky tricks.

Sugar is sugar, from corn, beets, or sugar cane, it's still sugar.  And guess what? Contrary to popular belief, you do not actually need any in your diet.  That's right, none.  While the American Dietetic Association says that consuming 10% of you daily calories from refined sugar is just fine and considered "in moderation," I disagree.  And to let the corn grower's association try and cover up and change the name from HFCS to Corn Sugar is very dubious.

For more on why HFCS is such a nasty product, refer back to one of my previous posts on moderation.


  1. My wife brought home a loaf of bread today. The packaging proclaimed, "Contains NO high fructose corn syrup!" That was a selling point.

    The tide is turning against HFCS like it did against transfats.


  2. The other day I saw a commercial saying that "corn sugar" is OK. Now I know that "corn sugar" is the same as HFCS. Thanks for the information.