886Mercury in High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Feb 3, 2009Hi,See attached... seems bizarre to me. Be sure to check out the list of foods that were tested. You'll be shocked!http://smallnotebook.org/2009/02/03/mercury-in-high-fructose-corn-syrup-what-theyre-just-now-telling-us/Here's part of the article:
As if we needed another reason to avoid high fructose corn syrup. (Youll want to put down that soda now.)
Last week two studies were released showing that mercury was found in some high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).
One study tested 55 brand-name foods (containing HFCS) from grocery store shelves in Fall 2008, and found mercury in nearly one-third of those products. Do you have any of these at home?
- Coca-Cola Classic
- Hersheys Chocolate Syrup
- Smuckers Strawberry Jelly
- Nutri‐Grain Strawberry Cereal Bars
- Hunts Tomato Ketchup
- See the complete list of foods tested.
The Mercury Risk
Mercury is a toxin to the brain. There is no safe amount to ingest. It is especially dangerous for children and unborn babies whose brains are developing.
Even if the doses are small, its a concern because Americans consume so much HFCS on a regular basis: 12 teaspoons per day on aver ...
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