Om my gods I can not believe this, they just applied for a damned name change and before they are even given the go ahead they are already using it. I AM ALLERGIC TO HFCS DAMNIT!!!!!!!!!!
Cultured Corn Sugar is actually High Fructose Corn Syrup and let me tell you what it does to me. 4 years ago I quit smoking and felt great. I started to loose weight and my skin was clearing up and then something happened. I started to eat more processed foods and all the sudden I could not stop eating. I was always hungry and CRAVED nicotine. I figured out by process of elimination that it was 2 things in my diet that was being put into everything that I was buying. Those 2 items were HFCS and Dextrose. I don’t care what the flippin corn growers association and their team of well paid off doctors and scientists say that stuff is POISON. There is no way that you are going to convince me otherwise of that fact since you can clearly see that since it is used in everything kids have gotten fatter and people have just been getting dumber. How the hell can you actually learn anything if you are constantly stuffing your face full of the crap that they want you to buy over and over again. Read more...(616 words, estimated 2:28 mins reading time)
I read labels, lots of labels, looking for the potential poison that might enter my food supply. I do not confuse HFCS with regular corn syrup, because regular corn syrup has been a confectionery staple for hundreds of years, for a far longer time than HFCS has been around. You see, the corn growers are finding out that maybe some part of the masses are a bit more clever than the other parts, and have decided it’s time to work their poison into those people who do read the labels. Be wary of the new and improved labels listing now as “cultured corn sugar”, “corn sugar”, and “corn sweetener”. I was even tricked today by the Oscar Meyer company, because I was not wary of this. I scanned the label for the main two culprits, HFCS and dextrose, and they were not listed. Thought maybe it was safe. I really wanted the Oscar Meyer Natural Ham, which is sweetened with celery juice, and has a very clean taste. I opted for the carving board brand, because I did not see the normal red flags. How was I to know the flags had changed?
In another food blog, http://corduroyorange.com, I learned how far this deceptive labeling has gone. Read along at http://corduroyorange.com/?p=782 to learn more. While you are reading up on this mind opening information, you might want to simply add a pack of real beet or cane sugar to your tea. That is one label that will never be altered.
We all know it’s out there, and just about everything, in some manner. It’s HFCS, and it is a slow poison, but not so slow that it does not effect children as well as adults.
How do we avoid these supposedly “natural” ingredients that have nothing to do with nature? Cut down on the number one product that most people in North America take in that contains HFCS, commercial carbonated drinks. I know many will not want to give up on their favourite soft drinks, but once you read some labels, you might find some new flavours out there that will replace your old stand-bys and still give you that sweetness you crave. Some are even made by the cola giants themselves.
Look also for imports, because many countries have outlawed HFCS, and some still use the recipes put in place before 1976 when making their drinks.
Domestically, look for Jones Soda, any Pepsi product with the name “heritage” or “throwback” on the label. Sierra Mist Natural, regular and cranberry are great non-caffinated sodas, too. Look also for store brands, like Winn Dixie Chek Natural or Wynn and Lovett European-Style. From Mexico, and usually found in the Latin foods section of most markets, one can find Barrilitos, Jarritos, and pre-1986 style Coca-Cola. Jarritos comes in a great array of flavours, many people would not consider, like Guava, Red Grapefruit, and Mandarin Orange.
This is just the beginning of how to take your body back to the pre-HFCS days, and it might not undo all the damage right away, but it will stop what has already been started. How you chose to do this is in your own mind, but by looking for these simple labels, you will have a tasty time doing it. Read more...(294 words, 2 images, estimated 1:11 mins reading time)
Okay, it seems pretty simple, take a corn-based glucose, break it down modify it so it sweeter, then put it back together for a cheaper, altered version of the original, and sell it to every food manufacturer out there. It might be cheap, and effective, but the side effects are far greater than the process. Here is the description of HFCS according to Wikipedia:
High-fructose corn syrup
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High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) – also called isoglucose, maize syrup, or glucose-fructose syrup in the UK, and glucose/fructose in Canada – comprises any of a group of corn syrups that has undergone enzymatic processing to convert its glucose into fructose and has then been mixed with pure corn syrup (100% glucose) to produce a desired sweetness. In the United States, consumer foods and products typically use high-fructose corn syrup as a sugar substitute. In the United States, it has become very common in processed foods and beverages, including breads, cereals, breakfast bars, lunch meats, yogurts, soups and condiments. Read more...(303 words, estimated 1:13 mins reading time)