Home Cooking, High Fructose Corn Syrup and Sodium.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I've been reading labels recently and was shocked at how many of the things we normally eat contain high fructose corn syrup! While I'm not giving up ketchup yet, I am going to be much more careful about the products that I buy and use. I've also noticed that the sodium content of many foods is sky high. From salad dressings to whole wheat bread, the sodium content is getting out of control. Home cooking is looking better and better to me. Besides the fact that I'm enjoying home cooking, I can control the fat, sodium and additives to some extent. I no longer eat processed food or fast food if I can avoid it. (The last fast food I had was fruit and yogurt at McDonald's) I believe that the key to avoiding certain foods is to cook/make it yourself, so that you know what is in it! I now buy fresh fruits and veggies, no salt added or low sodium foods and I'm letting a little fat back into my diet. (I seem to have a problem with getting enough fat every day) I've noticed that the fat free products often have increased sodium and sugar. I guess it's turned into a pick your poison situation for certain things. If salt, sugar and other additives are being used to prolong the shelf life of food, it sure is having the opposite effect on us isn't it?