Good Advice, Despite Source
The Corn Refiners Association wants us to know that, nutritionally speaking, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) isn't the villain it's made out to be.
The association, whose members produce more than 23.5 billion pounds of high-fructose corn syrup a year, has mounted a campaign to spread the word that the sweetener is no worse for people than sugar or honey.
The CRA has been running ads to drive its point home; it also has ginned up a survey showing that moms sending kids back to school worry about the wrong things in terms of nutrition, fingering things such as HFCS instead of looking at overall calorie consumption.
I hate to admit it -- and don't get me wrong, I don't think corn syrup is health food or that the industry has anything but its own best interests in mind -- but I think the group is right on this one. The American Medical Association in June issued a report saying there's not enough evidence to prove that HFCS contributes to overweight, obesity or diabetes any more than other sweeteners. (The report does note that more research is needed.)
-- Jennifer Huget
you could just switch to products that don't have the HFCS. Naturally sweetened jelly and juice is easy to find if you check the label before you buy it.