Thursday, December 3, 2009

Recent Study Finds High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contains Mercury

Until the Food and Drug Administration conducts investigations into the claims made by this study, you should steer clear of products containing high-fructose corn syrup.

If you’ve recently had a “healthy” snack such as yogurt, or perhaps some bottled juice, then you’ve probably ingested high-fructose corn syrup. This popular sweetener is found in a number of packaged foods and drinks, and even some children’s vitamins. High-fructose corn syrup has come under fire in the past for its negative health benefits, but now there might be another reason to avoid it: a recent study found that many forms of high-fructose corn syrup contain evidence of mercury.

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