So about 6 years ago, my life was changed forever… for the better! I learned how to read food labels and discovered high fructose corn syrup in much of the food that we were consuming regularly.
I know you’re like, sounds interesting, but what the heck is it?
Artificial sugar made from corn syrup
Another thing to worry about (insert eye-roll emoji)
Common foods containing HFCS:
Condiments like ketchup and barbecue sauce
Need more convincing? Checkout this Healthline article: 20 foods with high fructose corn syrup
Dangers of overconsumption of HFCS:
Increases the risk of fatty liver disease
Contributes to insulin resistance
Increases the risk obesity and weight gain
Contains no essential nutrients = empty calories
Sometimes I get sad just thinking about all of the things that we have to protect our families from, but then I'm comforted by how accessible information is nowadays and all of the healthier options available.
So here are 3 ways to avoid HFCS:
Read food labels.
Buy organic when possible.
Eat real, whole food!
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