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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.