That’s why we steer clear of high fructose corn syrup
Parents have always worried about their kids eating too many sweets. Traditionally, that concern has focused more on the amount of sugar consumed than the type. Now we know that it’s good to think about both.
Many sweet treats get their sweetness from high fructose corn syrup, which is similar to table sugar, but not a good substitute. Here are five reasons why you won’t find it in any Creative Snacks product:
- High fructose corn syrup makes it more difficult for your body to maintain a healthy level of insulin, which can lead to diabetes.
- Intake of this ingredient has also been linked to other health issues including high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.
- In a study conducted at Princeton University, mice who were fed high fructose corn syrup gained fat three times faster than those who were fed sugar derived from fruit. In other words, high fructose corn syrup may cause you to gain weight more quickly than other sugars.
- When you digest high fructose corn syrup, your body releases serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins that cause you to crave even more, which can make it harder to cut back on the number of sweets you eat.
- Chloralkali, which is used to make high fructose corn syrup, contains mercury, a heavy metal that can build up in the body and cause negative health effects. In very small doses, though, it’s no big deal. So why not reduce your risk by reducing your exposure?
Any one of these reasons is enough to make us stay away from high fructose corn syrup. Taken together, we think they make the choice a no-brainer.