The problem: More and more evidence is cropping up showing that high fructose corn syrup is dangerous, and it's in nearly every processed food on the market.
The solution: Read ingredient labels and choose products with no sugar or at least with more natural forms of sugar. Please DO NOT buy anything containing artificial sweeteners such as aspartame. Look for maple syrup, molasses, or if you must, plain old cane sugar.
The corn syrup producers just recently tried to change it's name to the
more innocent sounding "corn sugar," but luckily, the FDA said no. They
are full of lies about how HFCS is not bad for you. Don't fall for it!
Not only is HFCS suspected of contributing to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease...it also often contains mercury! As if that weren't enough, it is almost always made from genetically modified corn.
HFCS is obviously used to sweeten colas, cereals, and cookies. It's also lurking in places you would never expect like ketchup, bread, canned soup, and boxed stuffing! The average American consumes 12 teaspoons of HFCS a day. Now that's scary.
I'm not going to reinvent the wheel here, many articles already exist explaining the dangers of HFCS better than I can. Here is one of my favorites.