The Scary Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup

salty junk food snacksYou’ve told yourself that you’re not going to eat anymore sugar this week. You threw away all of the Nutter Butters in your desk at work, opted not to put sugar in your morning oatmeal and you swore off on soda for at least a week.There’s one problem: high fructose corn syrup won’t let you be great. High fructose corn syrup is in everything, including many of your favorite healthy snacks. Items like breakfast cereal, yogurt, nutrition bars and even salad dressings contain high fructose corn syrup. High fructose corn syrup is a special kind of sugar that has been proven to increase glycemic index levels, contains calories that contributes little to no nutritional value and increases the risk of diabetes. Dr. Garth Graham, president of the Aetna Foundation and former deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, informs us about the dangers of high fructose corn syrup and ways you can avoid this popular sugar.