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14 Mar High Fructose Corn Syrup

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Check out the recent SNL parody of the High Fructose Corn Syrup t.v. advertisement.

We think Michael Pollan got it right in Food Rules in suggesting we avoid products with HFCS:

Not because high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is any worse for you than sugar, but because it is, like many of the other unfamiliar ingredients in packaged foods, a reliable marker for a food product that has been highly processed. Also, high-fructose corn syrup is being added to hundreds of foods that have not traditionally been sweetened – breads, condiments, and many snack foods – so if you avoid products that contain it, you will cut down on your sugar intake.

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Ami Mackey

Ami Mackey is the Curator of Creative Content at Engine 2. She is also a food coach at Engine 2 and has been plant-strong since 2011. When she isn't attending to all things Engine 2, she is the Program Director at St Louis All City Boxing a nonprofit youth program. She has earned certificates from eCornell in Plant-Based Nutrition & Fitness Nutrition from NASM.

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 22:19h, 15 March

    I gave up most sugars, including HFCS, about 5 years ago, and all the recipes on my blog are sugar free. It’s done amazing things for my health!

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