2. High-fructose corn syrup is worse than white sugar
High-fructose corn syrup is often vilified in health articles. This sweetener is said to be so bad for health that it makes white sugar look good. In reality, though, while HFCS is bad for health, it isn’t much worse than sugar – it only contains about 5% more fructose. With HFCS, too, avoidance is still a good idea because it is reliable sign of highly processed foods that are unhealthy in other ways.