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What the Heck is High Fructose Corn Syrup?
It’s natural right? It's from corn right? Corn is a vegetable that is good for you. So what’s the problem?
Many experts believe that HFCS is the key factor in today's obesity epidemic in the United States because it's added to most processed foods and soda. It is also linked to other serious health issues like diabetes and heart disease. HFCS is also shown to drive inflammation which is associated with cancer cells. It also contains no nutrients at all.
High-Fructose Corn Syrup is used to sweeten processed foods like Chips Ahoy® cookies, mostly in the United States because it’s usage is restricted in the rest of the world. The UK put sanctions and restrictions on food manufactured in the United States because high fructose corn syrup has been labeled a “toxic” ingredient.
What Is High-Fructose Corn Syrup?
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a sweetener made from corn. It’s processed from corn starch which is made from long chains of linked sugars. These sugars are then broken down into a syrup of glucose. It’s processed again by adding chemicals that convert some of the glucose into fructose, which is twice as sweet. So manufacturers cut corners and save money by using high fructose corn syrup.
High Fructose corn syrup has higher levels of fructose than regular sugar and the body processes it differently. Regular sugar is easily transported to your cells and utilized as a fuel source immediately. Fructose, on the other hand, has to get converted by the liver first before it can be used for fuel.
According to Dr. Mark Hyman High Fructose Corn Syrup is creating an epidemic of diabetes and obesity. He says the sweetener creates a “fat production factory” in the body. And if you see it on a food label, it is a sure sign of poor quality food you need to avoid.
High Fructose Corn Syrup adds an unnatural amount of fructose to your diet and increases the risk of increased liver fat. This leads to type 2 diabetes, obesity because it increases overall calorie intake. Research has proven that people now consume over 500 more calories per day than they did 50 years ago, which is a 300% increase.
Help break bad habits and improve your well-being
High fructose corn syrup is a cheaper mainlined version of sugar that is meant to get you hooked and destroy your body. We aren’t saying that sugar is healthy, not by a long shot. But that’s why our cookies have less sugar and are not overly sweet. Some people actually complain that they are not sweet enough! Their palates are so used to chemicals and high fructose corn syrup, they crave more HFCS. We would like to give you an opportunity to taste the chocolate and butter in every bite, and not overpower with sweet.
Bart and Judy's #1 seller! "Old-school", chocolate chip cookie. Baked with Belgian chocolate chips, real butter, real eggs, Madagascar vanilla, and a tiny bit of organic cane sugar. They are baked in-house and usually shipped within 24 hours.
Every golden bite contains the highest-quality butter that is both Antibiotic-FREE and High Fructose Corn Syrup-FREE. Each buttery bite is filled with loads of flavor. Bet you can’t eat just one!
Ingredients: Unbleached Flour (Wheat flour, mononitrate (Vit. B1), reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin (Vit. B2), folic acid, malted barley flour), Semi-sweet Belgian Chocolate Chips (chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin (an emulsifier), natural flavor, non-fat milk), Real creamy butter (American and Imported, French), Organic cane sugar, brown cane sugar, fresh whole egg, Madagascar vanilla, Baking soda, Salt and LOVE.