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HFCS – Common Food #3

Nabisco Honey Grahams contain not only high fructose corn syrup, but also partially hydrogenated oils.

Don’t worry, I’ll get back to posting new poems and testimonies soon, but in the meantime, I’m enjoying (or should I say fearing) finding foods in my own cupboards containing high fructose corn syrup.

Today I found a box that says, “Tastes Great and Contains 5 Grams Whole Grain!” The box also boasts that it’s a “sensible solution” with “low saturated fat” and “no cholesterol.” It’s a common food people feed to their babies as a snack as well! What’s this obesity-causing food?

Nabisco Honey Maid Honey Grahams. That’s right. Again, we have a food that seems like it shouldn’t be that bad. But the wonderfully yummy grahams contain not only HFCS, but also soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil.

Stay away from this garbage unless you want to grow fat and diseased. My sincere apologies to my baby for ever feeding her such junk.

HFCS – Common Food #2

The seemingly harmless bottle of ketchup in your refrigerator may be the source of your child’s diabetes.

Today, while browsing through some foods in my house, I located another source of HFCS (high fructose corn syrup). It’s ketchup. Ketchup? Yes, ketchup. The brand of the ketchup in my fridge is Hy-Top (Safeway brand I think) but most other ketchups have it too. Heinz, for instance.

Fries and hamburgers are already bad enough for you. Is there any need to add obsesity and diabetes-causing ingredients to a meal that’s already clogging your arteries? Not in my book. My next bottle of ketchup will surely be organic.

HFCS – Common Food #1

Pouring your kid a bowl of Rice Krispies might not be such a good idea, unless you’re into diabetes and obesity.

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS). The single most dastardly ingredient to infect our foods since the inception of time. O.K. Maybe I’m exaggerating a little. But maybe not.

This new section of my blog won’t be about the evils of HFCS. It’s going to be a list of all the foods I find containing it. I’ve been watching for a while now and guess what? It’s everywhere. If you’re not careful you could be eating this garbage all the time!

I’ll start out with a classic food that people have been eating since the dawn of time. Rice Krispies. That’s right. On the side of the box, Kellogs lets us know that . . .

A magical day begins with a balanced breakfast . . . cereals are made from a variety of grains which provide carbohydrates for energy. A serving of cereal as part of your breakfast keeps you from running on empty. Plus, you’ll get vitamins and minerals that help you grow up healthy.

They simply fail to mention that this particular cereal will do much to contribute to obesity and diabetes.

So, next time you’re thinking of pouring a bowl of Rice Krispies for your child – think again.