HFCS

do you know what HFCS stands for?

HFCS – high fructose corn syrup. ever wonder how much of that you eat a day? have you ever checked ingredient lists for it? today’s food rule is about HFCS.

food rule #4 – AVOID FOOD PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP (HFCS).

notice he says ‘food products’ and not food. real food, produce, meat…don’t contain HFCS its the food ‘products’ that do.

michael pollan says – “not because HFCS is any worse for you than sugar, but because it is, like many of the other unfamiliar ingredients in packaged food, a realiable marker for a food product that has been highly processed, also, HFCS is being added to hundreds of food 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. but don’t fall for the food industry’s latest scam: products reformulated to contain ‘no HFCS’ or ‘real cane sugar’.these claims imply these foods are somehow healither , but they’re not. sugar is sugar.”

a good place to start reducing your intake of sugar is remember rule #5 i shared a while back. “AVOID FOODS THAT HAVE SOME FORM OF SUGAR (OR SWEETENER) LISTED AMONG THE TOP THREE INGREDIENTS.”

watch the labels for HFCS.

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