You've probably seen the commercials bombarding the news about how high fructose corn syrup (I'll make this simple and call it HFCS) is "safe in moderation" and is "made from corn".
Well, yes, I suppose that's true. After all, HFCS does start off as a mere corn kernel, so the commercials aren't lying.
But, the end result is something that is a far, far, FAR cry from any corn I've seen.
First of all, it ends up as a thick, sweet syrup. Top that off with some delicious sounding additives like alpha-amylase, glucoamylase, and xylose isomerase, and you've got yourself one completely unnatural, unhealthy sweetener.
And in case you need any more convincing, check out this article on four reasons to avoid HFCS.
It's disgusting. And oddly fascinating.
And a little scary to think this stuff is in virtually every processed food out there.
What are your feelings on HFCS? Do you try to avoid it, or have you just resigned yourself to thinking it's in everything you eat and impossible to avoid?