From my other posts I have created we know that High fructose corn syrup is an artificial sweetener that is added to almost all of today’s foods as a replacement for sugar because it is a “better” alternative. From the research I have done I can say that that is false. My reasoning behind this is coming from several examples I came across while I was doing my research. Various articles and blog entries keep showing the same common problems with this claim and they are as followed.
- Sugar in any form causes obesity and disease when consumed(Hyman, 2014)
- HFCS and cane sugar are NOT biochemically identical or processed the same way by the body.(Hyman, 2014). Note what this means is that the “sweetner/sugar” is now being reabsorbed into the bloodstream could lead to organ damages,Cancers and heart diesease
- Leads to Diabetes (Goodman, 2012)
All three of these claims are a reoccurring cause when it comes to the topic of High Fructose Corn Syrup. What this leads me to believe is that these problems are actually caused by HFCS or at least significantly influenced by HFCS. If you were to search up any controversy associated with High Fructose Corn Syrup any of these three topics would surely come into discussion and would have many supporting arguments to back them up.
For me personally I agree with these controversies. Any product that contains HFCS or any artificial sweetener for that matter can be directly link to all three of the above health problems plus several other minor health problems that effect our daily living habits. What needs to be done is companies need to start using natural sugars to replace these sweeteners that they use. By using Natural sugars you are significantly cutting back on the health risks and contributing majorly to decreasing the problem of obesity that has plagued North America over the past decades.
Hyman, M. (2014, October 18). 5 Reasons High Fructose Corn Syrup Will Kill You. Retrieved March 27, 2015, from http://drhyman.com/blog/2011/05/13/5-reasons-high-fructose-corn-syrup-will-kill-you/#close
Goodman, B. (2012, November 27). High-Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Diabetes. Retrieved March 27, 2015, from http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/news/20121127/high-fructose-corn-syrup-diabetes