Challenge #7

For one week try not to consume any foods that contain high fructose corn syrup. This means you’re going to have to read the labels of nearly everything you purchase–even bread and snack foods. It isn’t just in beverages.

I’m not saying high fructose corn syrup is bad for you, but it’s important to know what you are consuming. Taking some time to realize how much of one product is in the food you eat regularly is a good thing.


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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.


  1. Matt Atwater September 16, 2009 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    I’ve been trying to dodge HFCS for a while, at least in beverages. And it is very difficult. I did hear of a study where they found mercury in several products as a result of the HFCS process. So that is reason enough to avoid it. I am addicted to soda though, so here’s a list of sugar cane sweetened sodas:

    Jones Soda – Most Grocers
    GUS (Grown Up Soda) – Whole Foods
    IZZE – Stop and Shop

    If you need Coke to make your day complete, try the Mexican variety – it’s made with sugar (blame the sugar and corn growers in the US for forcing us to drink their gooey swill)

    I’m drinking IZZE Sparkling Pomeganate as I write this…mmm

  2. Anonymous September 17, 2009 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    Hi Maggie
    we’ve been trying to avoid HFCS for a while now, it’s in everything! The most difficult item was bread. Now
    several brands have”no Hfcs” on the label like Arnold which makes it easier
    Alisa Leahy

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