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10 Foods Containing High Fructose Corn Syrup

by Susan · 11 comments

In light of the recent research study confirming that high fructose corn syrup causes cancer cells to grow and proliferate I thought I would throw together a list of foods that contain HFCS so you can know which foods to avoid.

Because the fact is, you MUST work hard to avoid this poison, if you don’t want cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or be overweight.

But maybe you do want those things, I don’t know.

For those of you who actually care about your health, here is a list of 10 foods to absolutely avoid that contain high fructose corn syrup:

Some of these may surprise you.

1. Bread and other baked goods – muffins, doughnuts, cookies, cakes, pies.

2. Common condiments – tomato sauce and ketchup, just to name 2.

3. All processed foods – mac and cheese, lunch meat, nutrition bars, candy – anything in a box or a bag.

4. All fast foods – ’nuff said.

5. Most boxed cereals

6. Soda – the biggest killer when it comes to HFCS. Stop drinking soda immediately.

7. All other sweet beverages – juices, lemonade, iced teas.

8. Most sweetened yogurt

9. Most salad dressing

10. Ice cream -boooo, I’m about to cry.

Most of these products will all contain high fructose corn syrup, although there are some exceptions.

But in general, you have to be cautious of everything that is manufactured (vs grown from a plant or a tree).

There are non-HFCS options out there in most of the categories I talk about above, but you have to learn to read the ingredients label on all of your packaged products. If there is high fructose corn syrup in something it will be clear as day right on the label.

Foods that are certified 100% organic by the USDA should be HFCS free. But watch out for anything claiming to be “natural” because the USDA doesn’t regulate those products.

And you MUST avoid it at all costs, if your health and the health of your family means anything to you.

Your Friend & Coach,

Susan Campbell, MS, CSCS

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1 Mike S September 8, 2010 at 12:53 pm

This is propaganda. There is no ‘recent research study confirming that high fructose corn syrup causes cancer cells to grow and proliferate’. To say something like that and not offer up any supporting evidence is ignorant.

2 susan September 15, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Hey look everyone, it’s the President of the Corn Refinery Association telling me I’m ignorant because if you believe what I say then he might lose money.

3 Shaun August 13, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Their is nothing wrong with High Fructose Corn Syrup. Nothing. Did you actually look at the research which was done to “Prove” this. I would be BLOWN AWAY if you can find me any REAL FACT that links high fructose corn syrup to cancer. If you find the research, I would even be more impressed if the “research” shows differences of cancer cases between table Sugar (Sucrose), Lactose vs. high fructose corn syrup. There is little difference in sugar absorption in to the blood when comparing carbohydrates. In fact, fructose (commonly found in fruit) doesn’t flow passively into your blood, where glucose and galactose does. I thing you have been given the wrong image of “High Fructose Corn Syrup”. I don’t know what has got in to the heads these days. Sugar is Sugar it all has the same amount of energy whether its a piece of bread, a potato, a noodle, Mountain Dew, watermelon, or a bagel. 1 molecule of sugar (C6H12O6) all have the same amount of energy. If you want blame high fructose corn syrup for being a the problem then you are COMPLETELY WRONG. There are other things that can reduce the absorption of sugar and that would be to eat fat, protein, and fiber with sugar. this reduces the speed in absorption and there for, will not put a huge boost of sugar in your blood steam. If there is a boost of sugar, then your body will turn the sugar to fat. (it is easier to store than sugar).

4 susan August 23, 2010 at 8:49 pm

High fructose corn syrup isn’t fructose. Fructose is a naturally occurring sugar found in fruit. High fructose corn syrup is a highly refined substance manufactured/derived from corn. It’s a chemical manufactured by humans that is a ton sweeter then sugar and a ton cheaper. If you feel good about putting that in your body then that’s your business. And the tangent about sugar absorption rates has nothing to do with the blog post or HFCS but a nice touch nonetheless.

5 Mike August 4, 2010 at 1:50 pm

This may qualify as a ‘common condiment’ but non-diary creamer has Corn Syrup Solids as the number one ingredient, and number two is ‘partially hydrogenated soybean oil.’

Thats the one-two punch for me.

6 susan August 5, 2010 at 11:13 am

Hey Mike, probably does qualify as common condiments but one that no one would think of!

Especially me, because I am not a coffee drinker, so I wouldn’t even think to go there.

Thank you so much for sharing that!


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