Food Myth #5: High Fructose Corn Syrup is worse than other sugars.


Sugar is everywhere and most don’t even know it.

Dextrose, sucrose, rice syrup, maltodextrin….. All sugars and all affect our bodies the same way. While these monikers may not be as well known or as much maligned as high fructose corn syrup they are just as much of a health inhibitor as HFCS and good old table sugar.

While HFCS has long been seen as the worst of a bad bunch, a 2014 review of multiple studies found there was no difference in blood glucose changes between HFCS or table sugar. Basically, your body can’t tell one from the other and all the cigars mentioned above cause similar reactions in your body. Sugar is sugar.

The biggest issue with HFCS? It is EVERYWHERE. In order to reduce your sugar intake you’ll need to know many terms for sugars and keep an eye on what you’re eating day in and day out.




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