What’s in your juice do you know? Recently while reading the label of my favorite juice I discovered these four words, high-fructose corn syrup. Not knowing what this meant or what it was, I got a little upset. As I pondered off wishing I didn’t have to read labels just to make sure what I was putting inside my body was natural and safe. I blurted out loud, “Why are they trying to kill me”. Referring to the people who created this unhealthy stuff. So here I go again researching an ingredient I discovered in my juice and food, and what do you know it’s in practically everything I eat and drink. High fructose corn syrup is a popular ingredient in many foods we eat today. What makes it popular is the fact that it extends the shelf life of processed food and is cheaper than sugar. Although there hasn’t been any research that indicates high-fructose corn syrup is more harmful than sugar. It still should be avoided in large amounts, foods and drinks that are made with high-fructose corn syrup can be high in calories and low in nutritional value. Eaten regularly can promote obesity which can promote bad conditions like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and coronary artery disease. That’s why I’m trying my hardest to avoid it. I just want to eat food, read the ingredients, and be happy I know exactly what’s going inside my body.
Produced by:Rynesha Snowden