Posts Tagged ‘fructose’


Today we are going to talk about a nasty substance called HFCS

March 7, 2008

HFCS stands for high fructose corn syrup, HFCS is in a significant number of the foods you eat everyday, mainly things like soda, candy, etc. But you can also find it in things like bread, juice, and cereal. HFCS is a sugar replacer, as you can see from the name, it is made from corn, although it takes a great deal of processing to get to from corn, to fake sugary goodness to put into sodas.

But heres the real question, why shouldn’t you eat it? well, what exactly it does that’s bad for you and how exactly it does it seems to be a point of much debate according to its Wiki anyway. But the long and short of it is HFCS will make you FAT as well as potentially cause various un-fun health side effects such as diabetes.

What this means, is that if you have a little extra BF and your trying to lighten up a bit as well as gain muscle mass you should avoid HFCS whenever possible. If you are like me and need to lose a fair bit of weight still, don’t touch this crap with a ten foot pole, it will ruin your progress towards a more aerodynamic figure. On the other hand, if your one of those skinny kids who has been dangerously underweight your entire life, well you should still avoid HFCS, regardless of your current psychical condition its still bad for you, but one or two treats now and then probably isn’t going to bother you in all honesty.

Still, check your food labels, you would be surprised at just how many things have the stuff in it, even if a little bit isn’t that bad for you, your probably eating a lot more of it then you think.

Drink Water not soda!