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For the last 6 months, we've been making it a point to eliminate as much HFCS from our diet as possible, for better nutrition and ecological reasons. I knew it was bad, but reading "The Omnivore's Dilemma" really pushed me to cut it out wherever we could.<br><br>
We found HFCS in a lot of unlikely places, like the bread my DH liked eating (pillow stuffing) which required searching for substitutions. Another substitution is Northland Cranberry Juice for Ocean Spray. And Coke is just banned altogether from our home. Coke is the devil.<br><br>
Anyone else on this quest? Any special or difficult substitutions or eliminations for you?
 

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dev,<br>
HFCS is EVERYWHERE...nasty stuff.<br><br>
I've been working to keep it out of our diets as well...tough to do, eh?
 

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I'm with ya, sista!<br><br>
Trans-fats and HFCS are unwelcome at the dg1 residence. So far not to bad. Just a lot more time to shop (reading labels) but I think it's been worth it. We're eating healthier and closer to the earth.
 

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I don't take the time to avoid it, but I tend to eat whole food (or start from whole food) as a general rule. Then again, I do like my snack foods. I suppose it's in M&Ms...but I'm not giving them up!<br><br>
It makes me glad I make my own bread and rarely buy anything ready made, except canned soup for quick lunches. It's probably in there. I'll have to read the label!<br><br>
It's not in my ovaltine <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> My SO uses ketchup in some of the things he cooks (it's common in Chinese food, of all things, and you may dispute it but he worked in a Chinese restaurant for a while, so he knows) and I'll bet it's in the ketchup.
 

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gingerbread<br>
yes, it is in most common off-the-shelf ketchups<br><br>
we use organic* ketchup and/or unsweetened...nasty until you get used to it<br>
HA!<br><br>
*the organic still has sugar, but not HFCS
 

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Not that I'm doing a great job of avoiding it yet, but I found this list of products containing HFCS:<br><br><a href="http://www.accidentalhedonist.com/index.php/2005/06/09/foods_and_products_containing_high_fruct" target="_blank">http://www.accidentalhedonist.com/in...ing_high_fruct</a><br><br>
edited to add: I don't think this is a comprehensive list, either.
 

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toids,<br>
thnx for the list<br><br><br><i>....I won't give up my All-Bran X Fiber.....</i>
 

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wtpj, I thought it might be. I haven't checked M&M <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">, but it wouldn't stop me from eating them anyway.<br><br>
If ya'll like soda but don't want HFCS you might check out some of the small producers like the ones who make Journey soda around here. I like their Root Beer and Birch Beer. They also make a Ginger Beer, but I have never tried it. Here are the ingredients of the Birch Beer:<br><br>
Ingredients:<br>
Sparkling purified water,<br>
natural sweetner blend<br>
(unrefined cane suger,<br>
whole rice syrip,<br>
tree-tapped Alaskan Birch syrup),<br>
herb and spice brew<br>
(water, birch bark,<br>
roasted chicory, juniper<br>
berries, other herbs and spices),<br>
phosphoric acid, natural flavors<br><br>
And it's quite tasty.
 

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I was so disappointed to learn that the crackers I thought looked healthy (healthful?).. had HFCS AND MSG.<br><br>
What a buzzkill.
 

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The Tradewinds iced tea I bought at sheetz while I was running errands today had HFCS. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 
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