Prior to the conference call, Mom Central asked us to raid our pantries looking for ~
A desire to pinpoint causes of our country's obesity problems and a lot of misrepresented science has created a perfect storm for this sweetener. The Corn Refiners Association has launched a campaign to educate the public about HFCS and to dispel common myths that stem from the misperception that HFCS is high in fructose. They want to help us moderate our daily sugar intake and that of our families, and also help us become aware of the overall amount of sugar we consume each day.
We got to see molecular diagrams, charts, and scientific reasoning, and more. It even all sounded quite convincing. I was never totally in the No HFCS camp prior to the call, but I definately was working on cutting them out. (I found it really really hard though). They gave a lot of information during the hour+ phone conference, that I took with a grain of salt. I wish that there was more research/studies/proof from someone that is not making money from the sales of HFCS, Sugar, Vitamins or Magic Pills to help us lose weight, etc. It seems everyone has a different opinion, and it is hard figuring out the truth.
Regardless of how you feel about Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup, I highly recommend raiding your pantry. Check out your ketchup, tomato sauce, salad dressing, jellies, powdered breakfast drinks, etc. For ways to reduce your overall sugar intake, the Mayo Clinic has a great article.
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