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Why We Should Avoid Corn Syrup!

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Why We Should Avoid Corn Syrup!

After reading this article from Dr. Weil, I urge you to read some label of foods in your cuboard/refrigerator and see which foods contain High Fructose Corn Syrup.  Surprising how many processed foods and drinks use this as a sugar source.  This is why it is even more important to be adding more whole foods to your diet and more water than sodas and other soft drinks.  – Wendy

Avoiding Corn Syrup
by Andrew Weil

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is an inexpensive common substitute for cane or beet sugar. Regular consumption of HFCS may contribute to obesity, which in turn is a risk factor for several types of cancer and diabetes. It is widely used and one of the biggest sources of calories in the American diet; it serves as a “marker” for identifying cheap, processed, unhealthy foods of all kinds. If you want to avoid HFCS, be aware that it is a primary ingredient in soft drinks and often hidden in processed foods including salad dressings and ketchup, jams, jellies, ice cream, bread and crackers. In my opinion, HCFS is definitely bad. This not necessarily because it is metabolically much worse than sugar – that idea is debatable – but because its cheapness means it is in many foods and harder to avoid than more expensive sugars. Read food labels carefully and minimize your consumption of items that list HFCS as an ingredient.