Just say, No.

About a year or so ago, I posted about HFCS, High Fructose Corn Syrup.  I’ve driven my family and friends nuts with my preachin & a teachin about this work of the devil and anyone else who will listen.  It seems that even a few others have seen the light.  Ck this out http://su.pr/1MFTvP and while you’re at it, see what Jason’s Deli has to say http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBxlEBkWT-Y  

Oh and those artificial sweetners we tend to think are a “healthy alternative”, uh-uh.  Chemicals and additives are not a “healthy alternative”  If you can’t pronounce it or know what it REALLY is, you may want to rethink your choice.   If you’re going to sweeten something, use plain white sugar, honey or agave nectar.  The bottom line problem with HFCS is it’s in everything so if you are in fact trying to watch how much sugar you eat, just go ahead and get it in your head that sugar is secretly in just about everything under code words like HFCS, …lucose, etc.  So when you think you’re just eating a salty cracker or a piece of bread…you’re more than likely eating sugar too.  Read the labels,  I’m Just Saying.

Here’s an excerpt from my post last year if you’re interested…

…”Read labels; if it has saturated fat, hydrogenated oil or high fructose corn syrup-DON’T TOUCH IT!! 

Haven’t you noticed the new campaign ads on TV about high fructose corn syrup?  The one with the couple who are on a picnic and the girl offers the guy a popsicle.  He refuses b/c it has HFCS and she confronts him with 3 reasons it’s okay…the 3rd reason is not clearly spoken.  She mumbles “it’s okay like sugar if eaten in moderation”  There’s some truth to that.  However, the problem comes in when you consider everything else people eat that has sugar and/or processed food.  Once you start reading labels, you will see that HFCS is in 99% of our food supply which means 99% has way too much sugar and chemicals.  HFCS is a chemically processed by-product of corn.  The producers of HFCS are running scared and have launched this new ad campaign to combat the exposure they’re getting from food activist who are concerned about the genetically engineered food supply.  If you really want to put your finger on the heartbeat of this issue, read Michael Pollan’s, An Omnivore’s Dilema…it is life changing!! 

And people wonder why childhood obesity, diabetes, learning disorders, respiratory problems, allergies, and a plethora of other medical conditions are at an astonishing all time high!!!”

This entry was posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 at 10:20 am and is filled under Cook Learn Grow.

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