Don’t act surprised! We have all heard how bad High Fructose Corn Syrup is and it is inserted into so many popular brands of food. It has become the first ingredient I look for on a label so I can avoid that food and so it is no surprise to me to hear that consumer groups and independent doctors are labeling this ingredient as the most dangerous ingredient on our nation’s food supply! I first read the details in a PR Newswire article by Citizens for Health. A very credible alliance aimed at educating the population on health topics.
So, we can all be proud that FINALLY the USDA has deemed Trans Fats as unsafe and we now look to High Fructose Corn Syrup as a threat to our health as well. What is so unhealthy about HFCS?
It is highly processes, damages the liver, targeted as high cause of Diabetes Type 2 and obesity in our children and it is more and more becoming the trend for reliable companies to disregard this ingredient in their foods!
As consumers, we need to demand to know the effects of everything we consume! When you eat a cookie, just remember that you are not eating egg, chocolate and flour-that cookie needs to be cheaply preserved for better shelf life and more profit for the brand. What do we use to flavor cheap and extend a shelf life? Processed foods like HFCS!
Just be aware and read labels and limit the Trans Fats. It is hard to do-they are everywhere. But a cautious consumer pushes brands to follow our trends and demands. If we buy less chemically-enhanced foods they will eventually listen. Many brands already hear us!
How do you feel about what we consume? Do you agree there is a connection between diseases that now exist as we become a society dependent on processed foods?
This post was not sponsored in any way. This is a segment of Trending Tuesdays. If you are a brand with a topic relevant to this segment, please contact me at erinnsluka@gmail(dot)com for sponsorship or review opportunities.