What Gives with the High Fructose Corn Syrup?
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been traveling up and down the East Coast. The relative inability to procure quality food while on the road gave me an excellent opportunity to check out how “regular American fare” has changed over the past couple of years (or in this case, hasn’t changed at all!). Despite the growing number of people who recognize that high fructose corn syrup is 100% bad for you and causes all manner of deadly inflammation throughout the body, I was shocked at how regular processed foods still contain large quantities of this deadly, cheap sweetener. High fructose corn syrup is literally everywhere! It’s in basically all nonorganic condiments, breakfast bars, cookies, crackers etc. It’s also in fruit juices geared toward children and babies! Given that high fructose corn syrup is the single biggest reason for the large, protruding American belly that plagues over 80% of our over age 25 adult population and the exploding levels of childhood obesity, it is shocking that more people are not shunning this ingredient and falling all over themselves to get to the healthfood store where quality products can be found without corn syrup of any kind in the ingredients list. Forget the crunches, sit ups, and Pilates core work. It is extremely difficult to get rid of that belly if one consumes this ingredient with any regularity.
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Sarah was awarded Activist of the Year at the International Wise Traditions Conference in 2010.
Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Economics from Furman University and a Master’s degree in Government (Financial Management) from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mother to three healthy children, blogger, and best-selling author, she writes about the practical application of Traditional Diet and evidence-based wellness within the modern household. Her work has been featured by USA Today, The New York Times, National Review, ABC, NBC, and many others.