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  1. High-fructose corn syrup

    High-fructose corn syrup —also called glucose/fructose in Canada, glucose–fructose syrup in the EU, and high-fructose maize syrup in other countries—comprises any of a group of corn syrups that has undergone enzymatic processing to convert some of its glucose into fructose to produce a desired sweetness. Due to US-imposed tariffs, in the United States sugar prices are two to three times higher than in the rest of the world, which makes HFCS significantly cheaper, so that it is the principal sweetener used in processed foods and beverages. It is commonly used in breads, cereals, breakfast bars, lunch meats, yogurts, soups, and condiments. HFCS consists of 24% water, and the rest sugars. The most widely used varieties of HFCS are: HFCS 55, approximately 55% fructose and 42% glucose; and HFCS 42, approximately 42% fructose and 53% glucose. HFCS-90, approximately 90% fructose and 10% glucose, is used in small quantities for specialty applications, but primarily is used to blend with HFCS 42 to make HFCS 55.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of high-fructose corn syrup in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of high-fructose corn syrup in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  1. Lisa Drayer:

    Look at the ingredients list, if sugar or any one of the following terms are listed high on the label, you want to avoid that food: corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, agave, honey, molasses, and anything ending in 'ose'; dextrose, fructose and sucrose are all code words for sugar.

  2. Kaleigh McMordie:

    Frozen breakfast pastries consist of several forms of highly processed carbohydrates and sugar with no real nutritional value, not to mention all the chemical preservatives. Regular intake of these kinds of highly processed foods— high in refined white flour, refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup — is associated with a poor lipid profile, high triglyceride and LDL cholesterol levels in the blood, caused by high refined carb intake, is a major risk factor for heart disease. Skip the toaster pastries and opt for a breakfast that has a balance of healthy fat, protein, and carbohydrates from whole grains or fruit.


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