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High Fructose Corn Syrup Scorecard for 11/26/07

November 26th, 2007 . by admin

Dr. PepperI didn’t do the last grocery run, and I didn’t do a scorecard. This week, I purchased 67 food items at the supermarket. 5 items contain high fructose corn syrup. The usual suspects were there, but there were a few surprises. As you know, I am continuing to expose the products that contain this substance and highlight the ones that do not.

This week’s scorecard features some obvious culprits, a surprise appearance in some foods, and one surprise absence.

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No High Fructose Corn Syrup!

November 6th, 2007 . by admin

I went grocery shopping today. No items in my cart contained the dreaded substance and I didn’t even go to one of those organic food markets!

For several years of my adult life, I somehow knew it couldn’t be good for you. I haven’t studied it in-depth, but I’ve learned that it’s an engineered mutant substance and significantly less expensive than cane sugar or beet sugar. The temptation is too great for a food service industry firmly entrenched in capitalism, enslaved by the almighty bottom line.

Even the foods we think of as healthy contain it. Budget some extra time for a slightly longer trip to the supermarket. Read the ingredient labels on what you buy. Don’t worry, it won’t add much time to your trip. HFCS isn’t buried too far down in these lists. On a bottle of soda, it’s usually the second one. Most of the time, you’ll see it in the top five.