What's the deal with High Fructose Corn Syrup?

Except for a few things in life I subscribe to an 'all things in moderation' philosophy. However, a couple of years ago we, as a family, decided to not bring sodas into the house anymore and to try to cut HFCS out of our diet. Obviously this was easier said than done.

We didn't go cold turkey. We still drink sodas when we go out sometimes although I rarely do anymore since I have also given up diet sodas. But one thing we became aware of was how pervasive HFCS was in our food culture. If you or your child eats yogurt - other than Yo-Baby - HFCS is usually in the first 3-4 ingredients. Check out your pasta sauce next. But what does this mean?

That's a good question. Apparently it might not mean what we thought it meant. Obviously, USAmericans have an obesity problem and HFCS might be one of the issues at the core of the problem. The Eating Well magazine blog will be discussing the issue of High Fructose Corn Syrup and what it means to our lives and to your health. Check it out and see what they're saying now.


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