Those who have tuned into this blog knows I'm not crazy about high-fructose corn syrup. Whether you think it's horrible or wonderful (well, maybe not wonderful, but OK), you should at least know how much HFCS you eat.
If you regularly eat ketchup or regular U.S. soft drinks, you probably get healthy doses of HFCS. But virtually all hot dog buns have it.
I noticed a blueberry syrup at the breakfast bar at a Midwestern family restaurant over the weekend. The first 2 ingredients were high fructose corn syrup and corn syrup. Yes, the word "syrup" is in both, but the blueberry part was a bit further down.
So take the opportunity to read a few labels — look to see how much HFCS you eat, or at least, to see how many food items you eat that contains HFCS.
As much as I try to avoid it, I know I do consume some, but it's mostly ketchup in restaurants and most hot dog buns. I used to down tons of soft drinks, so I'm sure I have consumed multiple pounds. I don't honestly have an idea of how much. All I know is I feel better now that I have sharply reduced the amount. I would love to reduce it more, but that would require substantial changes.