Linked to diabetes in kids and other health risks, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) comes from corn (duh) that’s been milled, made into a syrup then adjusted with the addition of enzymes. It’s usually part glucose/part fructose. And all those freaky ads featuring the woman who convinces her partner that studies show HFCS is just like sugar come from the folks who do that refining. Which basically means you can’t trust them.
Want a quick primer on how to avoid HFCS? A guest post by the writer of Life Less Sweet appeared on Food With Kid Appeal, highlighting the highest HFCS offenders. The scary ones? Breadcrumbs (we use a fair amount of those in my house), Children’s Tylenol and sweet pickles. Throw in sushi (sorry, I’m going to ick that one – I’m a vegetarian), tonic water and Worcestershire sauce, and you’re starting to hit a lot of families.
To find out what else you should avoid and pick out some safe eats (maple syrup, yum!), check out the piece.
Did it make you think twice about dinner tonight?
Image: Food With Kid Appeal