This is some nasty stuff, and it is really in EVERY.THING. I have found a few little tidbits about it for your reading pleasure
~HFCS and cane sugar are NOT biochemically identical or processed the same way by the body.
~HFCS contains contaminants including mercury that are not regulated or measured by the FDA.
~HCFS is almost always a marker of poor-quality, nutrient-poor disease creating industrial food products or "food-like substances.
~ HFCS comprises up to 15 to 20 percent of the average American's daily calorie intake
No wonder obesity is rampant in the US.
These are just a snippet of information about HFCS, but enough with the nasty facts about it and back to my story. ..
I decided to purge this from my cupboards and from that point on, not buy anymore products with HFCS in them. Easy as pie right? WRONG! HFCS is in so many things it is unbeleiveable. When I actually started looking I found it on the ingredient list of
~"low calorie" ice cream sandwiches
~Condiments (BBQ Sauce, Ketchup)
The list could continue on for a good long while, but you catch my drift, it is in A LOT of things. But there is hope because it is not in everything, and there are many options out there without HFCS.
I made this decision for my family because I felt it was the healthiest for us, that does not make it the healthiest for you and there is no judgement here. I just wanted to be more aware of what we were eating, and what was going into my ladies little bodies. Because it is in everything it is very hard to avoid, so remember a little at a time and we will be all right.
One more thing that i always try to remember is whole foods, if I make sure my girls eat more whole foods, it makes it easier to avoid HFCS.
You can find a list here with foods that do NOT contain HFCS
Question of the Day: Did you realize there was HFCS in these foods?