Nutritional Equivalencies

HFCS and sugar are nutritionally equivalent
Source

American Medical Association, June 2008; Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, May 2012; Center for Science in the Public Interest, March 2010

Nutritional Equals: HFCS and Sugar

HFCS was made to provide the same sweetness as sugar so that consumers would not notice a difference in sweetness or taste. That’s not the only thing these sweeteners have in common. HFCS is equivalent to sugar both in terms of composition and in the number of calories they contain. That’s not the only thing these sweeteners have in common. HFCS is equivalent to sugar both in terms of composition and in the number of calories they contain. 

There is widespread agreement in the scientific, medical and regulatory communities that HFCS:

Is similar in composition to sugar.
Has the same calories as sugar.

Nutritionally, HFCS is equivalent to sugar—as affirmed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) and the American Medical Association.123

1. American Medical Association press release, June 17, 2008.

2. Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Use of Nutritive and Nonnutritive Sweeteners, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, May 2012

3. Michael Jacobson, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest, USA Today, March 2, 2010.

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