Is Corn Syrup Healthy?

by:Y&M Crafts     2019-09-06
If you\'re still wondering if there\'s corn syrup in the beer
Or any food, really.
This is a question. we have an answer.
Read on and learn the truth about corn syrup and your health.
What is corn syrup?
Corn syrup is made (
Yes, you guessed it)corn.
Glucose in corn is extracted and refined, leaving behind a thick and sticky light golden syrup of pure glucose.
Although the name is very similar, corn syrup (
You can buy it at the grocery store)
In fact, it is very different from the high fructose corn syrup used by food manufacturers. the high fructose corn syrup is composed of glucose and fructose.
Corn syrup dissolves well in the liquid and does not crystallize like many other sweeteners, so it can easily make candy and shiny sweet sauce.
Corn syrup is usually used with sugar to provide a more creamy texture for frozen desserts such as ice cream and sorbet.
Some bakers use a small amount (teaspoons)
In a batch of cookies or brownies to help the consistency of the final product.
What food contains corn syrup?
In addition to home cooking of the above foods, corn syrup is also common in commercial foods such as marshmallows, snacks and syrup.
Check the list of ingredients to see if it exists in the food you usually buy.
Oh, and the corn syrup in the beer you\'re worried about?
It is used to activate yeast and be eliminated during fermentation, which means it will not enter your beer sky!
Is corn syrup harmful to health?
Whether it\'s corn syrup or sugar, refined sweeteners are the source of empty calories.
Eating too much can seriously damage your insulin levels and cause weight gain.
Since these sweeteners are added to so many high-calorie junk foods, overeating them is not a healthy option, but there is no need to completely avoid them.
Eating these sweeteners in moderation is the key.
Be alert to the inspection labels to determine how much sugar is lurking in your food.
Try limiting your sugar intake to 6 to 9 teaspoons per day as recommended by the American Heart Association (25 to 36 grams)
If you want to lose weight, it may be less.
Atc rd ms Dana Angelo White is the owner of registered dietitians, certified sports coaches and Dana White Nutrition, the company specializes in cooking and sports Nutrition.
* This article was written and/or reviewed by an independent registered dietitian.
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