Friday, July 1, 2011



from "Food Rules: An Eater's Manual," by Michael Pollan


PART I - What Should I Eat?
(Eat food.)

RULE #4 - Avoid food products that contain high-fructose corn syrup.

Not because high-fructosecorn syrup (HFCS) is any worse for you than sugar, but it is, like many of the other unfamiliar ingredients in packaged foods, a reliable marker for a food product that has been highly processed. Also, high-fructose corn syrup is being added to hundreds of foods that have not traditionally been sweetened - breads, condiments, and many snack foods - so if you avoid products that contain it, you will cut down on your sugar intake. But don't fall the food industry's latest scam: products reformulated to contain "no HCFS" or "real cane sugar." These claims imply these foods are somehow healthier, but they're not. Sugar is sugar.

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

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