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High-fructose corn syrup in JC foods: Bad idea?

Betaluna

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I have been concerned about all the preservatives and additives in JC prepared foods, but love the convenience and taste of many of their products.

However, I was REALLY surprised to find high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and corn syrup listed as ingredients in some of their products, such as the Mixed Berry Bar.

I don't know if you're familiar with how high fructose corn syrup is manufactured, but it's not pretty or natural. It involves genetically modified enzymes." involving vats of murky fermenting liquid, fungus and chemical tweaking. See http://www.motherlindas.com/HFCS_murky.htm

Many researchers believe there is a correlation between consumption of HFCS and obesity levels - see this chart: https://www.diabetesdaily.com/blog/2009/05/chart-obesity-high-fructose-corn-syrup/

HFCS is sweeter and cheaper than sugar, but can be associated with fatty liver and Type 2 diabetes. Fructose is also more likely to be turned into bad kinds of fat than glucose is. See



Why not use honey instead?

Perhaps we should let JC know if we would like them to make a change, and eliminate HFCS from their products.






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If you read all of the ingredients for every food entry, you will see that the use of high fructose corn syrup is extremely limited to a few items. Regular corn syrup is not an issue, unless you are going totally organic or non-GMO. I choose not to order the items with HFCS. It's a personal choice.

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I just don't understand the need to use an ingredient like this - why not use good ol' fashioned honey?

 

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I was also surprised by the large number of ingredients in all thr java products many of thrm artificial flavor enhancers preservatives and chemicals 

i have a degree in chemistry and medicine and while I want to lose weight it's important to do it in a healthy way being mindful of what I eat

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Corn is subsidized by the government, that is why it is in everything....It's not ideal and the more natural you can eat the better. I keep thinking the same things, but I had to get back on this plan because "on my own" I am eating too big portions and bad choices. Eat as much fruit and veg as you can!

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