Tuesday, January 09, 2007

high fructose corn syrup

I can't believe the amount of high fructose corn syrup that is present in the products we ingest.

I'm saying "products that we ingest" instead of "food we eat" because I had to pick up a bottle of cough syrup, and listed on the ingredient label between "glycern" and "menthol" is high fructose corn syrup.

It's a real struggle shopping, trying to make smart informed choices, but not getting lost in the sea of listed ingredients. Virtually everything we eat contains high fructose corn syrup. The only things tht don't are organic or natural items that were created as a result of consumers wanting something different, something without man-modified food chemicals. I think everyone understands that soda and candy contain high fructose corn syrup, but how about the other things that nobody thinks of...look at the products in your kitchen, your refrigerator, your pantry: ketchup, baked beans, breads, cereals, salad dressings, fruit juices...the list goes on and on.

1 comment:

GrapeNut said...

okay - we are so on the same page. i complain about high fructose corn syrup every day! reallY! i try to not have it at all. i have to double check orange juice. not sure about that one.

however here's a special tip: if you buy european products or really any non US products they are made with good ole fashioned sugar..check out a jam / perserve made by Hero. It's Swiss and real good. Black Currant is my fave.

Why does the Gov't fuck with our food? By the way most farms you pass on highways in middle America are not private. They are Corporate farms with a Gov't contract. Just some info! Buy outside the US if you want a safe product.