Sunday, June 13, 2010

Just what is HFCS?

1.  High Fructose Corn Syrup
N. A sweetener created by repeatedly processing corn starch into strange molecules. Difficult to digest and burn off. Is widely believed to be a lead contributer to America's obesity epidemic.
Everything at McDonalds except the coffee contains High Fructose Corn Syrup.
by Mr. Aaron Oct 3, 2005 
2.  High Fructose Corn Syrup
The result of cost-cutting by food companies, soda companies, and fast food joints. This is not real sugar, but actually a sweetener that has been produced from corn.

Real sugar is more expensive than High Fructose Corn Syrup, and so that's why almost all soft drinks contain HFCS instead of real sugar.

And High Fructose Corn Syrup is more unhealthy for you than real sugar, and too much of it is a cause of obesity.

So when you're buying drinks that are supposed to be made out of real fruit juice from the stores, look at the ingredients. If you see High Fructose Corn Syrup, you'd be better off avoiding that product. Same goes for all other food products. You'd be amazed at the number of products with high fructose corn syrup. Look up the ingredients of all the McDonald's food and you'll be shocked by how much of it these people use in their food.
Bill: "Dude, I'm getting addicted to Pepsi. I just love this stuff. I've been drinking it at least once a day."

Suzy: "You're slowly killing yourself, pal. That stuff is just full of High Fructose Corn Syrup. Driking that every day is definitely not a good idea. I had a friend who did that and she got a nasty kidney stone, and was warned she might get diabetes. If you're drinking it every other day or something, and you're doing some exercise, it's not so bad. But every day, plus you always sit on your ass in front of the tube, uhuh, bad idea dude."

Bill: "thanks for the heads-up. I'll try to cut down on the bubbly stuff."
by Adel7 Aug 31, 2007
And the Urban Dictionary entries for HFCS:

1.  HFCS
High Fructose Corn Syrup - a sugar substitute often used in soft drinks, candy bars, and other sweetened food products.
One of the ingredients in Dave's cola was HFCS.
by Wiseman Jul 10, 2006
1. High-Fructose Corn Syrup
HFCS is a refined sweetener made of corn. It causes a nerve ending in your brain to not detect when your stomach is full, which will lead to overeating. It also has a 1/3 chance of containing mercury. 
2. "Holy Freaking Cow, Stop!"
HFCS, Dude!!!!
by Trevor York May 7, 2009

I wonder how long it will take for Audrae Erickson to discover these definitions and try to submit a new, corn-friendly, CRA-approved definition?

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