High fructose corn syrup. Even before I was diabetic I paid a lot of attention to food. I like it. A lot. I like cooking it , I like eating it , and recently , I like growing it. Currently I am reading Mark Bittman’s Food Matters. (in between Newbery books) It has a pretty simple premise — eat more plants, eat less animal and junk foods. Good for the planet, good for your health. I did an experiment today – I attempted to buy no foods with HFCS in it. Well, that meant no lemon yogurt today. I also tried to avoid Hydrogenated oils – at least in things I really didnt need. So my crackers and cookies have neither. One of my individual serving of soup has HFCS in it. ( misread the label) and my bread crumbs have hydrogenated oil .
It is not impossible to avoid some of these things, but I was in the grocery store twice as long as usual. I wish I had time to cook from scratch every day. I wish DH could predict lunch – so he didn’t need a drawer of instant/ fast foods for lunch on the run. But soup for one is better than skipping a meal ( and eating to much later ) or going to a fast food joint with way too many calories for one meal ( plus lots of fat and salt)
In Bittman’s book — he talks of one person that lost about 8 pounds just by giving up HFCS. Now, I don’t expect that to happen to us. We just don’t have that much processed food in the house. He lost a lot of weight eating more plants, less animal and junk food. I kind of have to figure out what less animal means. I like my cheese.