I woke up today and read that the Corn Refiner’s Association said in a press release posted on its website that it has asked the Food and Drug Administration to allow manufacturers of high fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, to use the name "corn sugar" instead of high fructose corn syrup. The FDA considers HFCS as natural, even though critics point out that this sweetener consisting of both glucose and fructose is in reality, not found in corn. This product is made by enzymatically converting some portion of glucose, which is derived from corn starch, into fructose.
It has been directly linked to obesity and Type-2 Diabetes.The good news is that with all the attention by the media and public figures, Americans are consuming less of the sweetener than we have in 20 years. So not surprising with the drop in sales the CRA is looking to change the name.
How can you avoid HFCS? "Corn Sugar"
- Avoid processed foods.
- Avoid foods that contain added sugar.
- Choose fresh fruit
- Avoid soda.