corn syrup

Corn Syrup – Lethal Dose of Fructose

In my last article, I discussed that sweet hijacker of health and vitality, the artificial sweetener.  I now turn to its partner in crime, high fructose (HF) corn syrup.  This bad actor lurks in soda and other drinks, as well as the majority of snacks and processed foods in the US. In terms of its chemical composition, HF corn syrup is not as nefarious as artificial sweetener.  In fact, it’s not all that different than table sugar.  The problem with corn syrup is that it contains a much higher percentage of fructose than table sugar.