I just had one of my molars removed and my first ever filling, so I’ve been bored while trying to find distractions on the internet. Well, I came along this lovely peach. I don’t usually talk about stuff like this too much on my blog, but I thought this would be something worth talking about. In case you haven’t heard (and it’s amazing how many people haven’t), High Fructose Corn Syrup is being renamed to just Fructose or Fructose Syrup. Why? Because companies are realizing that Americans are becoming more health conscience and *gasp* actually reading labels! So, they thought, “Let’s rename it so we don’t lose more sale! We can claim that there’s no High Fructose Corn Syrup!” As if they haven’t already been doing this. There are many products I’ve seen boasting that there’s no High Fructose Corn Syrup only to flip it over and discover that though it may not be high, there is corn syrup. It’s all a manipulative trick!
Since High Fructose Corn Syrup has been used, obesity, diabetes, and other metabolic diseases has skyrocketed. I know it’s supposed to be a cheaper way to sweeten things, but I ask you, why? Spend a little more and use REAL SUGAR! Plus, most foreigners who come here comment about how much sweeter our food is here. Why do we have to make everything sweeter? I mean, honestly? Think about it. We are way too addicted to sugar.
So, why does this bother me so much? Because it’s just yet another thing I’m going to have to look for on labels now. News flash! Some people are actually allergic to corn, me included! If you don’t understand how this could be a struggle, read food labels. Most everything has at least some form of corn in it weather it be corn starch, corn meal, or the most popular – corn syrup. Now, some of you may be saying, “just drink the diet stuff!” Uh, no. No way in hell. Have you ever read the chemicals in the “diet” stuff? Why would I put chemicals in my body? It might as well be the corn syrup! This is why I make so much of my own stuff from scratch and have started to can my own soups and fruit. Plus, what about people like me with allergies? I mean, what’s next? Putting peanuts in products and just saying, “May contain nuts?” I’m not allergic to all nuts. Just peanuts.
Anyway, back on topic, I’m getting sick of this political crap of “Let’s trick the American people into poisoning themselves!” Just because you rename arsenic to fruit juice doesn’t make it fruit juice, does it? So people, please be aware of what you’re consuming! If you see something with high fructose corn syrup, fructose, or just corn syrup, you probably shouldn’t be eating/drinking it. Think about what you’re really putting into your body cause it’s the only one you’ll ever have!
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