Just over a year ago, I decided to stop buying any food with high fructose corn syrup. I never realized how many products contain this instead of cane, or beet sugar. I decided to make the switch, because I had been reading about research that was finding that our bodies process the corn syrup differently than regular sugars. I also watched a documentary showing the process to make the high fructose corn syrup and it looked difficult and dangerous. It made me wonder when the switch was made from sugar to high fructose corn syrup. Did the soda of my youth have a corn sweetener? It seems that Coke began using high fructose corn syrup in the eighties and that is also the time that the use in all products sky rocketed. The good news is that you can still buy Coke with cane sugar! It comes in glass bottles and is made in Mexico. The price is much higher, but I consider soda a treat now, so the extra expense is worth it.
I decided to err on the side of caution and just avoid the high fructose corn syrup. I don't even use table sugar anymore. I like to use raw cane sugar in EVERYTHING. I know this will be a long debate, but why bother when it's something that's so controversial. And, I always remember that too much of any sugar is never a good thing. With obesity on the rise, mostly since the eighties, it just makes me wonder...


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