Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tip of the Week

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.


  1. Great information - HFCS is pretty scary stuff and it seems to be in everything these days! Hope you had a great day today! How you manage to work 2 jobs, run your business, update the blog, be an amazing Mama AND make delcious food from Sweden? That is truly inpirational!

    So proud of our ladies today - Sophia did an amazing job and was so gracious when explaining her dish and country information. Love her!

  2. Thank you so much for the kind words Jess! I'm afraid if I stop my daily whirlwind I may fall down! ;) It's good for me to keep going. However I'm happy that today is Friday! ;) Have a great weekend my dear friend!