High Fructose Corn Syrup

Is high fructose corn syrup worse than sugar, or the same as far as your body is concerned? I read so much conflicting information online.


Yeah, that makes sense. I

Yeah, that makes sense. I didn't realize HFCS processed faster than regular sugar.

You aren't kidding about cheaper not being healthier! Since I've started to eat better my body has loved it but my wallet hasn't.

In the best case scenario,

In the best case scenario, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)is on the same level as Sucrose (table sugar). However, as it is so highly refined, I would put my weight behind the claim it is more damaging as it can be absorbed by the body at a faster rate, depriving you of the chance to process it properly. There are also certain types of HFCS that are sweeter than sugar, making them more addictive.

The reason for its popularity is HFCS is simply cheaper to produce in the US, where a lot of our sweeter goods originate. Very rarely does cheaper lead to a healthier product.

Generally, any type of refined sugar is difficult for the body to process efficiently and will contribute to weight gain, or at least hinder weight loss.