Thursday, January 29, 2009

HFCS & Mercury


Please click on the link above to read more about HFCS.

It is in just about everything. Soft Drinks, ketchup, steak sauces, cookies, bread, buns, rolls, frozen foods, bottled teas, juice "drinks", yogurt, ice cream, popsicles, etc. Unless you put forth a huge, label reading effort every day, you can't avoid it and now they are saying it contains mercury.

Ma Ingalls did not have to worry about this junk. She had more important stuff to worry about...could they afford flour and sugar, tea and coffee, etc. to last the winter? Would hail or a tornado wipe out their harvest? How would they stay warm during the long winter?

Now, I am not saying that I want to have no electricity, gas heat, or my swimming pool. But I do think that so called modern foods are bad for us and our health and the health of our children will suffer.

I think if everyone started reading labels, they would be very surprised at the frequency HFCS. The higher on the ingredient label HFCS is, the more that product contains. I would definately urge you to start reading labels if your child has any behavior or school issues, sleep issues, etc. What they eat affects their entire body...just wish I knew how much this mattered when James was little. We might have been able to avoid medication. (We did know that caffeine affected him, so he got one happy meal coke a week.)


  1. wow. It is all so overwhelming. It is hard to know what to focus on the first.

  2. I'm amazed at how many products have that stuff in them(like tomato soup). We've been trying to use more natural products and cook from scratch because of ingredients like HFCS. Thanks for sharing.