Last week I ran across an article
on high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) which really caused me to rethink a
few of our family's eating habits.
don't buy very many processed foods but we do enjoy an occasional
cracker or condiment from the center of the grocery store.
Now, I am even replacing those few items
from the Washington
stated that many high fructose corn syrups are
contaminated with mercury during the processing cycle.
Yes, you heard that right, mercury.
Since we don't use many processed foods, I
didn't used to go too far out of my way to avoid HFCS figuring our
family didn't consume very much of it anyway.
Now, I am on a mission to make
sure nothing in my kitchen has HFCS in it.
can't imagine serving anything that may have even the slightest bit of
mercury in it.
So, although I've
always made my own breads
, and salad
, I'm double-checking everything in our
pantry and grocer before it goes in our cart. You'll
find HFCS in almost everything these days, including soft drinks,
cookies, yogurts, breads, salad dressings, condiments and the list goes
on and on. It's cheap and it's shelf-stable, so it's appearing in just
about everything that used to use sugar.
cannot save our family from ever ingesting any chemicals or pesticides,
but I am renewing my vigilance for anything with HFCS and perhaps you
may want to also.
I've been busy in the kitchen
lately enjoying the cooler days when I love to have things cooking in
my oven. We have made several
that we all love and I don't
feel too guilty about enjoying them.
the Rice Pudding and Bread Pudding are healthy alternatives
to our grandmother's
asked where a good source might be for some
of the books
have recommended. Believe it or not,
my best finds are on eBay
It's hit or miss
sometimes you have to check back often for availability,
have gotten some real deals for $1 or $2 plus shipping.
beats the regular bookstore! Try it here
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