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High Fructose Corn Syrup

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Flemington, New Jersey (MY9NJ) -

A sweetener cheaper than sugar but just as sweet is now in many food and drink products at the grocery store. It's called high fructose corn syrup.

Some nutritionists, like dietician Dawn Sharp, claim it’s pretty bad for you.

"They basically change the molecule of the corn syrup so that it becomes something called fructose/glucose. So the body actually can’t recognize it so that it goes right into the liver immediately -- something called lipogenesis happens -- and the body starts to store that as fat," Sharp says.

She took me to a grocery store in Flemington see some of the places that high-fructose corn syrup shows up, including salad dressing, cocktail mixes, tonic water, and breads.

It is found in foods it certainly wouldn’t have appeared 100 years ago, and Sharp says its just one sign that our foods are being processed to an ever-higher level. She claims that it is detrimental to our health.

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