Did you know that high fructose corn syrup – or HFCS – has a nearly identical composition to table sugar?
Unfortunately, there is a lot of “fructophobic” misinformation out there. But the simple truth is that HFCS is a common liquid sweetener made from corn that is used in many foods and beverages.
You don’t have to take our word for it. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notes on its website that it is “not aware of any evidence… that there is a difference in safety between foods containing [HFCS] and foods containing similar amounts of other nutritive sweeteners with approximately equal glucose and fructose content, such as sucrose, honey, or other traditional sweeteners.”
Sugar is sugar, and like all foods and beverages, it should be consumed in moderation.
For more information on HFCS and other ingredients you may find in our member companies’ myriad beverage options, check out LetsClearItUp.org.