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high-fructose corn syrup is a health food

I don’t know if you all noticed this comment to a blog entry a couple of weeks ago.   Please inform us all of your opinon!


Hi my name is Liz and I work with the Corn Refiner’s Association. I wanted to share some infromation about High Fructose Corn Syrup.

Both sugar and high fructose corn syrup contain 4 calories per gram, and your body metabolizes them the same way. Like sugar or honey, high fructose corn syrup has calories. Excessive calories, from whatever source, can promote weight gain. But replacing high fructose corn syrup with sugar will not reduce obesity or improve health. They are the same.

The American Medical Association (AMA) recently concluded that “…high fructose corn syrup does not appear to contribute to obesity more than other caloric sweeteners…”

It can be confusing trying to buy the right foods for your family when there are so many choices and so little time. When reading food labels, you can have peace of mind in knowing that high fructose corn syrup is no different than sugar or honey – your body handles them the same way and they all have the same number of calories.

There’s a lot of solid research and information at and

Thank you for your consideration.

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