Friday, March 2, 2012

8 Common Sources of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

High Fructose Corn Syrup is a man-made sweetener from corn.  As I pointed out in a previous post, researchers have indicated that HFCS may be a cause for obesity.

HFCS is everywhere in what we consume on a daily basis!  Here are 8 common sources of HFCS:

HFCS is typically found in sodas and in bottled/canned juices.  A common place for soda consumption is at restaurants, particularly fast-food restaurants.  There are still some juices out there that are sweetened with HFCS, even though there seems to be a push by manufacturers to tone down HFCS in their products.  Of course many of these juices still have added sugar, which is another topic altogether.

This includes ketchup, barbecue sauce, salad dressings, honey Dijon mustard, etc.

"Sweet" cereals are particularly known to contain HFCS.

Enough said!

Commercial Baked Goods
Bread, muffins, bagels and pastries all fall under this category.  HFCS is also known to extend the shelf life of baked goods.  Also, many fast-food breads contain HFCS.

Frozen Desserts
This includes items like popsicles, frozen pies, etc.

Fruit Flavored Yogurt
Many people believe that just because it's yogurt, it's ok.  Well not in this case!

Bottled, Canned, or Jarred Foods
Under this category we'll lump syrup, some canned fruit (not in 100% juice), jelly, cranberry sauce, etc.

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