Hfcs & chronic diseases- 300 words
HFCS is a cheaper alternative to sugar, but it’s still used in some products by the food industry. It is a versatile sweetener that can be added to both savory and sweet foods. This makes it a popular choice for food manufacturers looking to cut costs.
Additionally, HFCS has been found to extend shelf life of certain items such as jams or drinks – this means that companies are able to save money on storage costs while being able to ship these goods over longer distances without fear of spoilage or waste; this increases their reach into ever expanding markets.
In conclusion while there is evidence linking HFCS consumption with chronic illnesses, the economic benefits it offers businesses often outweighs any concerns they may have over its effects on health – however governments should be taking steps towards educating people about healthier eating habits and implementing regulations that restrict use of unhealthy ingredients.
In general, our highly industrialized and processed food system seems to contribute towards an increase in chronic disease due to the presence of high sugar, fat, and sodium levels within products. Although individuals should take responsibility for their dietary decisions, governments must also do more about educating consumers while also regulating foods to ensure that everyone has access to healthy meals no matter their income level.