Guest Author - Jenny Vasquez
Currently there is a great deal of confusion about High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). A few consumer organizations are fighting to have HFCS removed from the market. Corn producers and Corn grower associations are on the other side of the debate and claim HFCS is safe and does not pose any health threat.
On a personal level, I avoid products that contain HFCS. I have also noticed many food manufacturers are producing and labeling products as "HFCS free". While my opinions on HFCS are not well received by organizations supporting HFCS, I have decided to present both sides of the debate to my readers.
I have received a great deal of information from both sides of the debate. I will present this information so my readers can make an informed decision. I believe each one of us has the right to choose what we feel is best for our bodies and our health.
My commitment to my readers is to present both sides without interjecting my personal beliefs and opinions. My goal with this series of articles is to educate and allow my readers to review the information and draw their own conclusions.
While this series of articles will not resolve the raging HFCS debate, it will present the research and issues of both sides. The research also addresses important health issues such as obesity and Diabetes.
The first article in the series will explain what HFCS is, when it was first put in use and why it is used in many popular processed food items. I look forward to hearing the opinions and experiences of my readers. I hope to ignite intellectual conversations regarding this subject matter. This debate continues and I believe the conflicting information and research leaves consumers bewildered.
I believe there is power in authentic knowledge and I will attempt to disseminate fact from fiction. This is a debate that has become quite heated and much of the information is often spun by each side of the debate to support their individual claims.
I will delve into this debate with objectivity and enthusiasm!