Since I haven’t written a health blog in a while, I thought I would write something about this, High Fructose Corn Syrup.This ingredient is starting to scare people in the USA. A lot of people complain that it is hard to avoid because this ingredient is almost in every food out there at the store. It’s in soda, bread, a lot of snacks, cereal, certain kinds of ice cream, hot dog rolls/hamburger buns, etc. The US like to blame obesity on “High Fructose Corn Syrup”.
I don’t mean to be harsh but I’m going to be brutally honest. “High Fructose Corn Syrup” is very easy to avoid. If you want to avoid this dangerous ingredient at all cost, then the things you pick up at the grocery store, you MUST read the nutritional labels. Every item you pick up, look at the back of the nutritional labels. Under it says the, “Ingredients” and it’ll list them all.
If the food item you have in your hand, don’t have “High Fructose Corn Syrup” listed at all, then it’s good, it’s healthy. If it does have “HFCS” listed, then put it back on the shelf, and move along to another item. I soon plan to make a video blog and I will show you an easier way on how to avoid “HFCS”. The best way to avoid “HFCS” is to buy organic healthy foods because organic doesn’t allow “HFCS”.
There are whole grain breads without “HFCS” you can buy at the store. I buy that stuff all the time, buying loafs of bread with no “HFCS”, it’s easy to find, read the “ingredients”. Want to crave for hot dogs and hamburgers for dinner but you don’t want them “HFCS” in hot dogs/burgers? Then use “No HFCS’ bread instead of rolls and buns. I try my very best to avoid “HFCS”. Sometimes I’ll eat something and didn’t realize there was “HFCS” in it by mistake.
So what I’m really trying to say in this blog post, is that don’t blame the United States for “HFCS’. It should be your own fault ’cause you’re not reading the labels of food items. Everytime I go to the store, I read every single label on every item. I’ll also refuse to eat things at home when people offer me things that has “HFCS” in ’em. Yep, that’s how strict I’m getting with my eating habits. I’m very picky with eating now. I’m trying to avoid junk food as much as I can and eat mostly healthy as I can.
There are foods at the store with no “HFCS”, again, just gotta learn how to read the ingredients labels. Video blog coming soon to teach you a better way on how to do this. Stay tuned.