I call it a sweetener on Steroids!
Ralph and I have battled high fructose in our diet for years now and we do not always win. Let's face it the stuff is in everything and often where you don't expect it.
Now look at those hyper children, the ADHD children, children with Autism and all the prescriptions for medication to slow them down. I was born in the 50's. We were poor and lived in the country and sugar was something we did not get a lot of. A birthday cake, a sprinkle of sugar on a bowl of fruit, maybe cookies if we were good. Store bought was a rare thing and a candy bar or gum something of a big event.
We ate simple healthy meals, we played outside and we were safe running all over the farm. Food was made at home, from scratch, processed food was something city people had.
In retrospect we did not have all the things children have today (we were very happy though) but the cost to give children everything is terrible, the food modern children eat is making them sick. Allergies to almost everything abound, food, perfumes, dust, cloth, almost life itself. Allergies were extremely rare when I was a child. Modern children develop medical conditions that require medication to change their mood. They have therapists and seem to suffer from so many more ailments and issues.
To me there has to be a connection, I know sugar made my brother and I act much wilder than normal, it would have been a change to our system. My mother paid attention to the food we ate. Now it seems even if a parent is careful the chemicals and super sweeteners are in everything around them.
Foods you may be surprised by:
Kelloggs Corn Flakes
Kelloggs Special K brand Red Berries
Kelloggs All Bran Bran Buds
Kelloggs All Bran Original
Kelloggs Rice Crispies
Kelloggs Special K Low Carb Lifestyle
Stove Top Stuffing Mixes
Capri Sun Refreshers [neatly packaged and so easy to give children]
Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice
Hanson's Tonic Water
Pepperidge Farms Line of 100% whole Grain Breads
Delsym Cough Syrups
Vicks Cough Syrups
Robitussin Cough syrups
Nabisco Crackers [all flavors, yes Ritz crackers are in this set]
Del Monte Petite diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning
Ben and Jerry's Chubby Hubby (HFCS and Transfat!) - Should we call it Very Chubby Hubby?
Ben & Jerry's - Cherry Garcia
Ben & Jerry's - Neapolitan Dynamite
Ben & Jerry's - Cherry Garcia Body & Soul
Ben & Jerry's - Cherry Garcia Low Fat Frozen Yogurt Pints
Ben & Jerry's - Cherry Garcia Original Ice Cream Singles
Dreyer's Ice cream
Knott's Boysenberry Preserves
Smucker's Grape jelly
Oscar Meyer Pickle and Pimento Loaf [Ralph Loves this sandwich meat]
Emeril's Italian Vinegrette
Kraft Salad Dressing - Light done Right Creamy French
Kraft Salad Dressing - Thousand Island Fat Free
Maple Grove Farms Caesar Fat Free
Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
Miracle Whip Salad Dressing - Hot n Spicy
Miracle Whip Salad Dressing - Light
Miracle Whip Salad Dressing - Light Super Easy Squeeze
Miracle Whip Salad Dressing - Non-fat
Miracle Whip Salad Dressing - Super Easy Squeeze
Wishbone Ranch Dressing
Wish-Bone Classic Caesar
A1 Steak Sauce Marinade - Cajun
A1 Steak Sauce Marinade - Chicago
A1 Steak Sauce Marinade - Teriyaki
Bull's Eye BBQ Sauce
Bull's Eye BBQ Sauce - Honey Smoke
Bull's Eye BBQ Sauce - Smokehouse Hickory
Bull's Eye BBQ Sauce - Sweet Hickory Smoke
Bull's Eye BBQ Sauce - Texas Style Mesquite
Crazy Jerry's Alotta Bull BBQ Sauce - Torrid Toro (Hot
Holy Smoke - Sticky Wings Glaze
Holy Smoke - Bar B Q Glaze
Jim Beam Steak Sauce
Jim Beam Herb & Garlic Gourmet Marinade
Jim Beam Lemon & Herb Gourmet Marinade
Kraft Barbecue Sauce
Virginia Gentleman Bourbon BBQ Sauce
Oscar Mayer Lunchables - All Star Burgers
Oscar Mayer Lunchables - All-star Hot Dogs
Oscar Mayer Lunchables - Chicken Dunks
Oscar Mayer Lunchables - Chicken Strips
Oscar Mayer Lunchables - Cracker Stackers
Oscar Mayer Lunchables - Nachos
Oscar Mayer Lunchables - Peanut Butter Pile-ups
Oscar Mayer Lunchables - Pizza
Oscar Mayer Lunchables - Pizza Dunks
Oscar Mayer Lunchables - Pizza Pile-ups
Oscar Mayer Lunchables - Pizza Stix
Oscar Mayer Lunchables - Pizza Swirls
Oscar Mayer Lunchables - Tacos
Campbells Vegetable soup (in microwaveable bowl)
This is a tiny part of the food with High Fructose Corn Syrup in it. We have tried or eaten most of these brands until we got smart about reading the labels. I think the ones that bother me the most are the one that initially promote healthy eating. Yogurt is good for you but add HFCS and it defeats the purpose.
Kids and ketchup......they can get more sweetener than they need with the ketchup on one serving of french fries. How many busy parents send children to school with Oscar Meyer Lunchables? We used to keep a few around for quick snacks as they are convenient. Ben and Jerry's, they cut the fat and still add HFCS! The cough syrups....so many of these things are items we use, they are subtle ans permeate our homes.
Yes the hyperactive children are still hyperactive, I wonder what they had for lunch or breakfast or snacks?
Take care and God Bless