High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a sweetener used in sodas, fruit-flavored drinks and other processed foods. With the increase in the use of HFCS, there has been increase in many health problems. Find out the dangers of consuming high fructose corn syrup in this infographic.
Top five health dangers associated with HFCS include mercury exposure, Hypertension and rise in bad cholesterol, risk of type-2 diabetes, liver damage and risk of weight gain.
A steady growth in the use of HFCS in USA can be seen between the period 1992 to 2009.
It is better to go for alternative sweeteners such as cane sugar, honey and artificial sweeteners. Most products are labelled with alternative names for HFCS like maize syrup, glucose-fructose syrup, pole corn juice, glucose or fructose.
Watch out for these unhealthy substances when you buy packaged food items. You can avoid HFCS in many ways and adopt a healthy diet.