High Fructose Corn Syrup

I’m sure you have seen the ads on TV stating that High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is just corn sugar, what they fail to mention is that it is genetically altered corn sugar.
High-fructose corn syrup should be a concern if for no other reason than because it is made by genetically altering the basic chemical makeup of another product – corn syrup. This means that it is not a natural food item and therefore our body doesn’t react to it like a natural food item.
Most carbohydrates containing sucrose, glucose and unaltered fructose cause our pancreas to create insulin. This in turn allows these sugars to be broken down into energy and then triggers our brain that we are full. High-fructose corn syrup, on the other hand, does not cause the pancreas to produce insulin. Additionally, while natural carbohydrates are digested normally, HFCS goes straight to the liver, where it is then treated like a chemical and turned to fat.

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