Our Advice: Skip the High Fructose Corn Syrup
Luckily, we have a lot more options when it comes to avoiding this frightening ingredient. The Corn Refiners Association wouldn’t spend $30 million on advertisements if they didn’t feel threatened and that’s because more and more alternatives are becoming available. Read labels on every processed food that you buy. Stores like Whole Foods and Earth Fare carry tons of foods without it.
Make Your Own Snack Foods
Also consider making your own snack foods instead of buying the prepackaged variety. This way you can control your ingredients and use safer sweeteners. You can also save some major dough and reduce the amount of packaging that your family throws away.