There has recently been a big advertising campaign by the corn industry to try and convince people that High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is as safe as food.
Well. two recent surveys have found mercury in many well known products that contain HFCS – such as Dr. Pepper, Hunts Tomato Ketchup, and Lipton Green Tea, amongst others.
It’s well to remember that HFCS contains mostly Fructose (hence the name) and NOT Sucrose, which is regular sugar, and that your body processes these in different ways.
Some people have found themselves to have a reaction to HFCS for this reason, in that it can irritate the digestive system in a way that sucrose does not.
Aside from the fact that regular sugar is a natural product, and HFCS isn’t, TGFC still recommends avoiding products containing HFCS. Better to be safe than sorry. While, you’re about it though, it’s always a good idea to cut back on regular sugar consumption too.