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  • sugar
  • While emerging research suggests high consumption of fructose may have different health effects on the body, in general, we can all be better off minimizing our total sugar intake from highly refined sources. (healthcastle.com)
  • Extra Fructose
  • Since this has been the food industry's dirty little secret until now, we have no way of knowing how long soda drinkers have been enjoying their pop "Now With Extra Fructose! (grist.org)
  • enzyme
  • HFCS was created in the 1970's created by adding alpha-amylase , an enzyme derived from a bacteria, to cornstarch, which breaks it down. (blogspot.com)
  • HFCS was first marketed in the early 1970s by the Clinton Corn Processing Company, together with the Japanese Agency of Industrial Science and Technology where the enzyme was discovered in 1965. (wikipedia.org)
  • Another enzyme is then used to convert varying fractions of glucose into fructose. (wikipedia.org)
  • Conversion of glucose to fructose by xylose isomerase was first patented in the 1960s, however, the process was not industrially viable as the enzymes were suspended in solution, and recycling the enzyme was problematic. (wikipedia.org)
  • This enzyme participates in pentose and glucuronate interconversions and fructose and mannose metabolism. (wikipedia.org)
  • The CSPI also state that HFCS is not a "natural" ingredient due to the high level of processing and the use of at least one genetically modified (GMO) enzyme required to produce it. (wikipedia.org)
  • The glucose can then be transformed into fructose by passing the glucose through a column that is loaded with the enzyme D-xylose isomerase, an enzyme that is isolated from the growth medium of any of several bacteria. (wikipedia.org)
  • food's
  • The ads feature actors portraying roles in upbeat domestic situations with sugary foods, with one actor disparaging a food's HFCS content but being unable to explain why, and another actor questioning the comments with these claims. (wikipedia.org)
  • ingredients
  • HFCS represents less than 1% of social media conversations about nutritional ingredients. (cornnaturally.com)
  • Stating HFCS contains no artificial ingredients has also been criticized, as it has been argued that such a statement implies HFCS is natural, when it actually contains synthetic and genetically modified ingredients. (wikipedia.org)
  • diabetes
  • Once there, fructose causes increased fat deposition in the abdominal cavity and increased blood levels of triglycerides - both of which are risk factors for heart disease and diabetes. (grist.org)
  • I proclaimed August 25, 2012 to be HFCS-Free Day after seeing a photo of the Corn Refiners Association's booth at the recent American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) annual meetings. (d-mom.com)
  • intake
  • Moreover, human fructose intake is nearly always accompanied by the simultaneous and equivalent intake of glucose - a critical and distinguishing factor from pure fructose used in these studies. (corn.org)
  • I included the statistics that shows a 42% increase in fructose intake over the past 15 years. (wordpress.com)
  • producers
  • Perhaps it's been a recent development, or perhaps HFCS producers have been making this higher fructose concoction for decades. (grist.org)
  • Uses and exports of HFCS from American producers have continued to grow during the early 21st century. (wikipedia.org)
  • diets
  • HFCS should be cut out of your diets completely if you ever want to lose weight and stop craving all of those granola bars, cereals, canned tomatoes, sauces, and MORE! (blogspot.com)
  • Research by the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that high fructose diets shorten the life span of laboratory mice from the normal two years to a mere five weeks. (ciacanadaforyou.com)
  • Milk, meats, and most vegetables, the staples of many early diets, have no fructose, and only 5-10% fructose by weight is found in fruits such as grapes, apples, and blueberries. (wikipedia.org)
  • critics
  • And given that she was one of the most vocal critics of earlier work vilifying HFCS, perhaps now the media will start asking some hard questions about whether HFCS is in fact innocent of all charges, and it's just the American sweet tooth to blame for all our ills. (grist.org)
  • foods
  • I strongly feel that foods made with HFCS should not be our first choice when filling our grocery carts and stocking our pantry shelves. (d-mom.com)
  • I realize that not all parents and families are concerned with the inclusion of HFCS in the foods they serve their family or who do not think that the marketing of highly processed foods to children is an issue. (d-mom.com)
  • So if you eat foods containing more fructose than glucose [HFCS], the switch that controls apetite and signals the feeling of being full and satisfied never gets turned on. (change.org)
  • I limit HFCS by reading labels, making meals from scratch, eliminating soda from my diet, and shopping at Whole Foods. (blogspot.com)
  • There are several varieties of HFCS, numbered by the percentage of fructose they contain: HFCS 42 (≈42% fructose if water were removed) is used in beverages, processed foods, cereals, and baked goods. (wikipedia.org)
  • The controversy does not extend to other countries, such as the United Kingdom, where HFCS is not generally used in foods, including 7 Up. (wikipedia.org)
  • soda
  • The FDA gave Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) status to HFCS 55 - not to the 65% fructose levels found [by independent labs] in major brands of soda. (change.org)
  • Most consumer research, on finding out the process of making HFCS, neglects to mention that the material used in the process of separating the corn starch from the kernel, call c austic soda, is produced in industrial chlorine manufacturing plants using mercury cells, which contaminate caustic soda and HFCS with mercury. (blogspot.com)
  • Adding bases such as soda ash or potash to neutralize the HFCS slows the formation of HMF. (wikipedia.org)
  • natural
  • HFCS meets the Food and Drug Administration's requirements for use of the term 'natural. (cornnaturally.com)
  • Other opponents of the commercials have complained that stating HFCS is natural is misleading, as radon gas, lead and tobacco are also natural. (wikipedia.org)
  • Therefore, even if HFCS is natural it should not be automatically assumed that it is safe to eat. (wikipedia.org)
  • The manufacturing process used in the production of HFCS has led some public health and advocacy groups to challenge the ad campaign's "natural" claims. (wikipedia.org)
  • Current FDA policy is that it does not object to labeling HFCS as "natural. (wikipedia.org)