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Label Eating Alerts!!!

Posted Feb 28 2011 1:51pm
By Carol Harblin (CHHC)

Sometimes I feel like I am beating a dead horse when I go back and rehash about high fructose corn syrup...but the companies and Corn Refiner Association are also beating the other side of the horse too.

We all are aware what is good for us....but the packaging companies and the food and drug authorities keep us from staying healthy. The new buzz word is "natural" and companies are using this word on the FRONT of their products...but is it REALLY natural??

Most likely it IS NOT natural. I stress the importance of reading the ingredient label. When in doubt, don't buy it. It has come to this extreme where we actually cannot trust food companies and it is sad.

  • Arizona NATURAL Iced Tea - is not really natural....the ingredients clearly show high fructose corn syrup
  • Pepsi & Coke (and even Pepsi Throwback) - has phosphoric acid and sodium benzoate and the regular soda still has high fructose corn syrup

HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP and CORN SUGAR IS THE SAME THING AND ARE NOT EQUIVALENT TO SUGAR!!!!

We cannot have blind faith in our food companies anymore. Anything that is fast and convenient should be re-thought before actually consuming. The front of the packaging is marketing and advertising to get you to buy the product...it doesn't mean that it should be believed at face value.

Make sure you READ your ingredient label thoroughly!!
When in doubt, don't buy it! Simple as that.
Your health is far more valuable than that $2.00 bottle of soda.


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