I know this one’s a tad controversial and I’m no expert by any means, so if you’re interested in this topic please read up on it and decide for yourself after you’ve read the science behind it (I’d do a lousy job of explaining it).
But after reading various articles I was more than convinced (so that’s not exactly possible but you get what I mean) that consuming hfcs wrecks havoc on your system and if consumed regularly and in large amounts can lead to all sorts of ailments; diabetes, high blood pressure, depletion of vitamins and minerals, weight gain, etc.
The thing is, it’s oh so easy to consume large amounts, the stuff is so prevalent in everyday foods, and in most brands of the following:
my beloved cheesecake
and on and on it goes…
Read the labels at the grocery store and you’ll see how common it is, you probably have already.
Even if my family doesn’t eliminate 100% of hfcs in our diets we can drastically avoid consuming it at home by being selective in what we purchase.
I think that’s a worthwhile goal.
Thoughts and challenges to eating healthy?
P.S. I also think that depending on your financial situation you do the best you can. I can’t only buy organic right now due to budget constraints and when I buy more organic items or “health food” it does mean buying less of something else. In some areas we eat well and in other areas we eat real simply.