Ditch the Freeze Pops, High Fructose Corn Syrup is a Neurotoxin

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is in too many of our kids’ foods. I used to be one of those parents that liked to stock the freezer every summer with freeze pops. Now I run from freeze pops and Popsicles like the plague. They are loaded with high fructose corn syrup, which was found to contain a dangerous toxic metal in a 2009 study. (…)

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Movie “Food, Inc.” Opens in Theaters

“Food, Inc.” introduces viewers to brave folks who refuse to stand by and do nothing while big corporations continue to produce unhealthy, toxic food for American consumers. Some, like Stonyfield Farm’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farm’s Joel Salatin, are finding ways to work around the broken system to improve the quality of America’s food, one farm at a time. (…)

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NIH Survey Shows Alarming Rates of Diabetes

Experts have been claiming disease rates are reaching epidemic proportions. There are many folks not yet diagnosed with diabetes but they are suffering from pre-diabetic symptoms and these raise their risk of developing a pre-diabetic heart attack or stroke. (…)

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Corn Sugar: Learn Industry Names and How it is Used in Processed Food

Corn sugar is the most consumed sugar in the U.S. today. The average person eats about 150 lbs of sugar annually. About half of that, or 6 lbs a month, is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). But HFCS is only one of 15 different kinds of corn sugars. Manufacturers use all kinds of corn sugars in processed food products. Should we be concerned? Are you wondering if eating all those prepackaged sweetened foods is bad for your health? (…)

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Reactive Carbonyls HFCS Connection: Study links Sweetener to Diabetes

Reactive carbonyls HFCS connection: Is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) worse than sugar? A recent soda study preformed by Chi-Tang Ho, P.h.D., at Rutgers University says it is. Ho and his researchers found extremely high levels of reactive carbonyls in 11 different carbonated soft drinks made with high fructose corn (…)

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Twinkie Ingredients Revealed: The Twinkie is Deconstructed

Twinkie ingredient listing is chalked full of food products that are difficult to pronounce. A Twinkie isn’t just a cream filled cake made from milk, flour and eggs. When Hostess seals the little dessert treat into it’s individual plastic wrap it is a conglomeration of over 39 twinkie ingredients with (…)

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