High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), a popular sweetener and food syrup often consumed by the Americans. This syrup is prepared from the starch of maize and it is used in different varieties of products such as breads, soft drinks, beers, postage stamps and preserved meat.
America leads the list in terms of corn production with an agricultural output of nearly 316 million metric tons. Nearly 8.2% from the total corn production is converted into HFCS and on an average, each American intake a minimum of 22 teaspoons of sugar every day of which nearly 47grams comes from the HFCS. It adversely affects the body by decreasing insulin resistance and increasing the blood pressure.