Friday, September 4, 2009

Some info on high fructose corn syrup

I think I've shared how I've been cutting out products that contain high fructose corn syrup. After doing some research on what it is and learning that childhood obesity rates have increased as HFCS usage has increased (although it's claimed the two are not related, but it seems pretty coincidental, don't you think?), I wanted to cut it out of my family's diet. I started reading lables of EVERYTHING I buy at the grocery store and won't buy a product if HFCS is anywhere in the list of ingredients. If you haven't looked at ingredients for packaged foods, you should. It's pretty enlightening--and scary--what we eat. I'm trying to avoid buying food products that have ingredients I can't pronounce.

Anyway, I came across a blog post with some interesting links and some more info on the potential dangers of HFCS and wanted to share:

High Fructose Corn Syrup = Bad

1 comment:

Scrapingirl said...

I've been doing the same thing!! It's sad to see how many of our "normal" products we can't get anymore. I refuse to buy them.