Yesterday I wrote about the new study which confirmed what many of us have thought for a long time: high fructose corn syrup sucks. Now, what do you do about it. I’m sure you’ve all gone through your cabinets with a fine tooth comb to rid your home of this scourge. There are two ways to avoid HFCS: don’t eat processed food, including most restaurant food, and/or shop the natural food section. But remember, you always have to read those labels. I really think HFCS and trans-fats have a lot to do with our countries weight and health issues. Eat real food, eat organic food, shop your local farmers market, frequent stores that carry locally produced food and eat at restaurants that use local ingredients. Changing habit is hard, but it can be done, and you’ll be glad you did.
Deep-Six The High Fructose Corn Syrup August 6, 2010
You’ve heard it from me before, get that crap (a.k.a. high fructose corn syrup a.k.a. HFCS) out of your diet. Now there is a study to confirm what many people have said for years, all sugars are not created equally. Yes, white sugar is processed, but not to the extent that HFCS is processed. HFCS is one of the monstrosities of the lab. Now, not all chemistry is evil, and there is a growing trend in green chemistry. High Fructose Corn Syrup is not green chemistry. It may not have the immediate toxicity of strychnine, but it is still dangerous. Read the article below, and then do yourself and your family a favor, and go through your cabinets, and deep-six everything with that crap in it. It will amaze you all the places it hides. Don’t assume because one product by a company is free of HFCS that all its products are free of HFCS. V-8, for example, has fooled our family before. Their Fusion drink does not have HFCS, but their Splash product does. Get ready to give your eyes a workout. Hmmm, where are those reading glasses?