HFCS is cheap...that's why it's used instead of sugar in products that need a sweetner. I agree with everything seconder said about it. I like to avoid it, but not because I think it causes UC. I just prefer to use sugar or honey to sweeten my foods.
Part of the reason DH and I make our own bread is to avoid HFCS and the preservatives that are in store-bought bread (I personally think it's disgusting how long store-bought bread remains mold-free). We have a bread machine, so it really doesn't take any additional time.
I still believe that HFCS only contributes to the decline of human health. Here's a good article on it:
and this one on processed foods:
Also maybe look into old world fermented breads such as these I found:
Diagnosed UC 9/2008. Not a smoker, not a drinker and led an active lifestyle (on my feet 12hrs/day) prior to diagnosis. Prescribed antibiotics 2x in the 6 months preceeding first flare for other issues, unfortunately with no knowledge of their side effect to cause dysbiosis. Ate processed and fast food a lot in the time preceeding first flare. Ate few fresh & raw foods preceeding first flare. Asacol actually "brought on" first bloody flare- was only loose stool that tested for blood occult before that. Prednisone cleared up bad flares in under 2 weeks along with SCD diet. Seems obvious to me that the root cause of all UC is some type of bacterial/organism overgrowth (whether good or bad bacteria, yeast, etc).
I wish there were an
open, public, online, lifestyle/demographic questionaire that could log/categorize/post UC patient's answers to (previous)lifestyle questions so that we can truly figure out the ROOT CAUSES of this thing out OURSELVES. Just seemingly miniscule random stuff like "what you ate", "your age", "how close you live to a major roadway", "your zip code", "drugs taken prior to UC"... we need the big picture data for ourselves to analyze with no industry (food/drug/medical/etc) interference. Anybody knowledgeable and interested in how to do this please let me know- I want to do this, and it seems it would be so simple for someone who is familiar with website creation...