High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
HFSC is an inexpensive additive that's found in nearly all processed foods. The latest research has shown that it can affect an area in the brain that controls your appetite; making you feel NOT full. This leads to over eating.
Children's consumption of sugar is off the charts. This fact is not doubt contributing to the rise in Type 2 Diabetes. Not to mention that more and more kids today are becoming much more sedentary, but that's a topic for another day.
Eliminating HFSC from your family's diet can be tricky. The key is to eat fresh, wholefoods. Also being super vigilant in reading every label when you do choose a processed food. HFCS may also be listed as glucose-fructose syrup, isoglucose, or fruit fructose.
Remember, if you can't pronounce the ingredients in your food, you shouldn't be eating it.