For the longest time, fat was considered evil. Research has demonstrated that fat is not the enemy, but many people still opt to purchase low-fat or fat-free foods. The problem with fat-free food is that the producer needs to find a way to replace the flavour loss from removing the fat. Often, sugar and salt are added to make the food more palatable, making the regular fat item a healthier optio
A controversial ingredient, high-fructose corn syrup is an alternative to regular table sugar. There are several studies that indicate the human body metabolizes high-fructose corn syrup differently than other simple sugars, causing negative effects to our health. However, the FDA’s official position is that they cannot determine there is a difference in safety.
Added sugars of any source should be limited, which includes the high-fructose corn syrup often found in soft drinks, breakfast cereals and sauces.