…but there’s been much debate on an issue of interest to me – high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) – and I wanted to make sure to put up a short post on the topic.
I have spent a very long time keeping it out of my food consumption because of the effects it can have on metabolism and health in general. I do sometimes (rarely) make an exception for homemade marshmallows or to use Worcestershire sauce. I didn’t make those exceptions for years but lately I was going with the theory that a minute amount should not have a large effect on me.
Then this report came out, and I have to say that using whipped cream on my hot chocolate is starting to seem like a much better idea. The fact that mercury has been found in foods containing HFCS had me go back through the kitchen rereading all ingredients on everything. I was happy to confirm that only the Worcestershire sauce needed to be thrown out (I had no marshmallows at home).
For more eloquent blogging on this topic, check out A Mighty Appetite, written by a professional food blogger, and RTW, a blog written by an M.D. who left medicine to pursue a career in finance and addresses various lifestyle issues. Like me, both have a strong interest in organic and local eating, and have linked up to all sorts of interesting information. [added February 2 – also check out Jenn’s post from today on this matter over at Leftover Queen].
If you will excuse me, I am off to take a nap now. Enjoy the Superbowl tomorrow!
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