High Fructose Corn Syrup

It’s all over the place. It’s ubiquitous in the American diet. It makes huge profits for the companies that produce it, and it’s around 6 times sweeter than natural sugar.

However, if eating something sweet leaves you feeling bloated and yucky, check the label on what you’ve eaten.

It could be that darn HFCS.

Like we said it’s found all over the place. It’s in soda, salad dressings, cereals, and other sweet desserts. What happens is this. Apart from it being empty calories that do you no use at all, except help to make you fat, it doesn’t always get digested properly by the body, and then it gets attacked by the bacteria that occur naturally in your gut. This can lead to excessive gas, and even diarhea.

A recent survey found it to be quite common. The best way to check if it’s what’s making you feel full, and your family and friends think you’re anti-social, is to quit eating and drinking anything with HFCS in for a week. If those symptoms stop, you’ve possibly cracked it.

Of course, if your symptoms continue, they whisk yourself off to a doctor. We’d always advocate you do this if you’re ever worried about your health. TGFC doesn’t pretend to be any kind of substitute for professional medical advice – ever.