A Corn Syrup Study

 

Most of us know that it is the GMO corn that is killing us in this country. They put it in nearly everything. Most foods targeted at children contain high-fructose corn syrup in fact.

Last night, while shopping, I picked up every single brand of salad dressing at my grocery store and the second item listed, was HF-Corn Syrup.  I stood there for 20 minutes. I must have picked up over 20! I finally had a employee walk over to me and ask if she could help me with anything. I decided to let her know what I was checking  for, and she joined in for a few minutes picking up a few bottles.  It is in the Condiments, breads, jelly’s and jams. You NEED to read lables. The more folks become aware of these things and refuse to poison ourselves and our children with these things, the more awareness there will be. I do know that Natures Own bread, and Hunts brand catsup now offers a non-HFCS version. This is GREAT!

HFCS is allot cheaper then sugar, so that is why they made the switch years ago in the 1980’s. I remember as a kid, sugar was the main ingredient in everything, including soda pop., Now it too, is loaded with  genetically modified HF-corn syrup.

HFCS is created in a process that rearranges the molecular structure of corn starch, the result of which is a substance that’s 90% fructose. The fructose is then combined with regular corn syrup, which is 100% glucose, to produce HFCS. Hello Diabetes!!

FDA allows companies to be sneaky about it too. You see, there are many different names for HF-Corn Syrup, and if you are not aware of them. Chances are, you are reading lables and at glance, you are not seeing corn syrup listed…but here are the other names that try to fool us!

Other names for corn syrup:

‘ ‘inulin,’ ‘iso glucose,’ ‘glucose-fructose syrup,’ ‘dahlia syrup,’ ‘tapioca syrup,’ ‘glucose syrup,’ ‘corn syrup,’ ‘crystalline fructose,’ and flat-out fraud ‘fruit fructose,’ or…’agave, which  is a highly prosessed syrup.

Your Coke can:

YES, we are loaded with HFCS too!

Other things that you would not think, have HFCS in them, are these:

The numbers are the amount of mercury that is in them. You see, HFCS also has mercury in it.

Quaker Oatmeal to Go
350
Jack Daniel’s Barbecue Sauce (Heinz)
300
Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup
257
Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce
200
Nutri-Grain Strawberry Cereal Bars
180
Manwich Bold Sloppy Joe
150
Market Pantry Grape Jelly
130
Smucker’s Strawberry Jelly
100
Pop-Tarts Frosted Blueberry
100
Hunt’s Tomato Ketchup
87
Wish-Bone Western Sweet & Smooth Dressing
72
Coca-Cola Classic
62
Yoplait Strawberry Yogurt
60
Minute Maid Berry Punch
40
Yoo-hoo Chocolate Drink
30
Nesquik Chocolate Milk
30
Kemps Fat Free Chocolate Milk

 

References: 
David Wallinga, M.D., Janelle Sorensen, Pooja Mottl, Brian Yablon, M.D. Not So Sweet: Missing Mercury and High Fructose Corn Syrup. Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

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