What does HFCS stand for?

High fructose corn syrup

HFCS is a popular sweetener that’s found in a lot of our everyday food and drink items. It’s similar to the regular sugar we use, but is manufactured from corn instead.

In recent years, it’s come under a lot of criticism from health experts. This is mainly due to its overuse in our diets, which they believe could be harmful to our health.

Example for using ‘HFCS’ in a conversation

Hey, did you know that HFCS is in so many foods and drinks?

Yeah, I’ve heard of it. What does it actually mean?

HFCS stands for high fructose corn syrup. It’s like regular sugar, but made from corn.

Oh, got it. But why do people talk about it so much?

Well, some health advocates say it’s used too much and can be bad for our health.