Mercury Found in High Fructose Corn Syrup

I found this interesting post on EcoChildsplay.com:

Mercury was found in nearly fifty percent of tested samples of commercial high fructose corn syrup according to an article published in the scientific journal, Environmental Health.

A separate study detected mercury in nearly one third of fifty-five popular brand name foods and beverages where HFCS is the first or second highest labeled ingredient.

According to David Wallinga, M.D., from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy,

“Mercury is toxic in all its forms.  Given how much high fructose corn syrup is consumed by children, it could be a significant additional source of mercury never before considered.”

It seems we have one more reason to avoid HFCS, and make sure our children are not consuming this so called natural ingredient.

High fructose corn syrup is found in many processed foods, the obvious being soft drinks, candies, and other sweets.  Also, beware of it in things you wouldn’t expect such as breads, cereals, yogurts, ketchup, and even some granola bars.

Now, more than ever, it’s important for our kids to eat as much “real food” as possible.  Make sure to read labels, and look for short ingredient lists containing things you can identify.

And beware of HFCS.