We talk a lot about sugar in this space. That sweet, white powder is delicious, but it’s also at least partially responsible for public health problems from obesity to diabetes to heart disease. Singular sugar facts don’t always paint the complete picture. Let’s take a broader look at sugar, our health, and how you can cut back on the sweet stuff.
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Shopping at Target just got more interesting. Last week, the major retailer announced a new line of natural and organic food and beverage items, named Simply Balanced.
High fructose corn syrup won’t be renamed “corn sugar” after all. The FDA has rejected the petition by the Corn Refiner’s Association to change the name of high fructose corn syrup to something less notorious.
Oh, high fructose corn syrup! Why are you in every food? I can understand finding you in sodapop and candy, but check out most commercial breads, crackers, and cereals, and that ubiquitous sweetener has weaseled its way into those ingredients lists, too.
In case you needed another reason to look out for high fructose corn syrup in your travels, though, a September study in the journal Metabolism took a look at how our bodies metabolize HFCS vs. how they handle sugar, and they found that participants who drank corn syrup-sweetened soda pop absorbed more fructose than those who drank a sugar-sweetened version of the same soda.
The Sugar Association has prepared a study for the FDA that concludes changing the name of ‘high-fructose corn syrup’ to ‘corn sugar’ would confuse consumers. Half of the consumers who participated in the survey did not recognize that ‘corn sugar’ may contain high-fructose corn syrup, and therefore would be unable to avoid it if they were trying to do so.
Some broccoli has iron, some has irony…What do you guys think about the new Beneforte “superbroccoli?”
October is No GMO Month, but with all of the high fructose corn syrup-sweetened candy out there for Halloween, it’s a tough time to cut out the GMOs!
Birke Baehr is changing the world, one kid at a time.
If you look at the ingredients of the food you buy, you’ve probably seen high-fructose corn syrup on the list more times than you can count. Following up on a great new corn syrup post by Jeannie, “Corn Syrup May Get a New Name…Nice Try,” and finally catching up on a few articles I’ve been […]
Have you ever tried to find bread that doesn’t contain HFCS? I’ve had many a frustrating moment at my local grocery store, and my husband has even called me from the bread aisle when he wasn’t able to find a single loaf that didn’t list the stuff.
Last week, Heather talked about ketchup makers revamping their recipes to cut out he high fructose corn syrup. Just the other day, I was at the grocery store with my sister-in-law when there it was on the shelf! It looks like not just Heinz and Hunts are jumping on the real sugar bandwagon. Check out […]
This week brought two announcements of major ketchup brands Heinz and Hunt’s changing their formulas in response to consumer demand.