A battle wages for your “sweet tooth“.
Big corn manufactures are spending tens of millions of dollars to re-brand high fructose corn syrup.
Sugar makers say the corn industry is making a desperate effort to salvage the product which consumers are increasingly avoiding.
“The most widely used kind of HFCS may have disruptive effects on metabolism, as the body doesn’t utilize fructose well. In fact, regular consumption of HFCS may contribute to obesity.”
The National Consumers League has sent a letter urging the FDA to reject the renaming petition and noted that the corn sweetener in question “has received much negative publicity over the last several years.”
“Questions have been raised concerning potential links to obesity and a variety of obesity-related health conditions including diabetes and heart disease,” the letter said.
“Some consumers are concerned about emerging science regarding nutrition and health effects of HFCS, while others simply want to avoid highly processed sweeteners in favor of more natural substances.”
All sugars should be consumed in moderation and are best consumed in the form of whole foods such as fruits with the skin intact.