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High Fructose Corn Syrup

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Post gluten-free, (and pre gluten-free, actually), I have the worst problem digesting anything with High Fructose Corn Syrup in it. I have noticed a consistent pattern- I injest, there's the cramps, then I'm in the bathroom all day. I think I must have a fructose intolerance/malabsorption. I know I've read some on this being possibly related to Celiac. I'm having such a hard time finding things to eat on top of egg, sugar, lactose, multiple fruit intolerances on top of the gluten. Has anyone else noticed improvement on cutting this out-totally?

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It exagerates my hypoglycemic symptoms, so I generally avoid it. that's about it, though - I don't have a problem if I have small quantities of something with this ingredient on occasion.

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Post gluten-free, (and pre gluten-free, actually), I have the worst problem digesting anything with High Fructose Corn Syrup in it. I have noticed a consistent pattern- I injest, there's the cramps, then I'm in the bathroom all day. I think I must have a fructose intolerance/malabsorption. I know I've read some on this being possibly related to Celiac. I'm having such a hard time finding things to eat on top of egg, sugar, lactose, multiple fruit intolerances on top of the gluten. Has anyone else noticed improvement on cutting this out-totally?

I was just reading that fructose intolerance is a big problem for a lot of people, and although I hadn't read this before, it was listed as a major intolerance along with gluten, soy, dairy. I avoid it as much as I can, and actually, since I'm trying to be gluten/dairy free, eliminating those things eliminates a lot of the fructose sources. A lot of people write that fructose is one of the worst things out there.

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I noticed I have a problem with corn and so I had to eliminate all high fructose corn syrup - but - mine is not just the syrup but all corn.

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I was informed by a friend of mine that high fructose corn syrup is frightening in many ways. One of them is that it turns off the body's ability to know when it's full, another is that it spikes insulin levels dramatically. I'm not sure if these other things have been documented in humans, but in rats it caused cirrosis of the liver and infertility. It's horrible horrible stuff!

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Corn syrup is added to just about everything in a jar, bottle, box, etc. Gum, pasta sauce, pizza sauce, catsup, soda, cereal, etc...it is in EVERYTHING. Unfortunately, I can't remember everything because I quit buying it over a year ago but look at everything and it is there!

You have to really look, even in a health food store, for products that do not contain high fructose corn syrup.

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I am constantly amazed at all the place I find it! And, interestingly enough... I often DON'T find it in the cheap store brand of things like pasta sauce or BBQ sauce and DO find it in the higher priced brand names!!

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I believe it's the main ingredient in cola. Doesn't do a body good.

I was reading that cola used to have sugar....but they found it was much much cheaper to use high fructose corn syrup...plus, it's actually very addictive and as someone said earlier, it impairs the body's ability to interpret fullness "satiety" signals. Some people hypothesize that the increased presence of high fruc. corn syrup in so many foods is behind overeating and the subsequent high rate of overweight in our society. Bottom line: it's really really bad for you and no one should eat it.

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I was reading that cola used to have sugar....but they found it was much much cheaper to use high fructose corn syrup...

it did - and it was *so* much more delicious. if you want to see for yourself, try Boylan's Natural Cane Cola (look out - Boylan's has a "Natural" line and a regular one with artificial flavors - the Natural is not only healthier, but way more delicious.) Before I gave up caffeine, I had a serious addiction to Cane Cola. Ideally, you want some crushed ice....

Whole Foods finally replaced their cheap-o gross high fructose corn syrup in their 365 brand sodas with delicious cane sugar. There's a note about it on the cans. Another concern with hfcs is that it's often GMO corn, which is bad news for everyone.

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UPDATE - GLUTEN ALERT: yikes - it's almost 2am and i'm in pain from apparently glutening myself with Boylan's Root Beer - they use the natural flavors which include...EXTRACTS. i'm guessing that's what's messing me up right now. so forget i said anything about their delicious sugar colas. this sucks. :(

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