High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is bad for you if you have too much of it. HFCS is an added sweetener for foods and drinks. It is used as an alternative to sucrose, which is table sugar. HFCS is commonly found in drinks such as soda.

Experts have found that the more drinks with HFCS that people drink, the more likely they are to gain weight. They are also more likely to have problems with cholesterol. It is clear that it is unhealthy to consume a lot of HFCS. However, it is not clear whether HFCS is any worse than other types of sugar.

The Bottom Line

Too much of any sugar can be unhealthy. Its health effects are less clear if you have it in moderation. One way to reduce your HFCS intake is to drink less soda. Also, read food labels and select foods with less sugar.

Sweeten your health with less HFCS and sugar!