Glucose-Fructose aka High Fructose Corn Syrup

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High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has received a lot of media attention and it is generally recognized by most people as something that should be avoided as much as possible (along with other forms of added sugars too!). However, when you pick up a package in a grocery store in Vancouver or any other cities in Canada, you will not see HFCS in the ingredient list. This is because HFCS is labelled as “glucose-fructose” in Canada!


HFCS or “glucose-fructose” is a common ingredient in processed foods such as soft drinks, sweetened fruit drinks, canned fruits, boxed desserts, flavoured yogurt, baked goods, breakfast cereals and even condiments.


The best way to avoid HFCS and other added sugars is to choose natural, wholesome foods as much as possible. Otherwise, be sure to compare products and be sure to choose the one with the least amount of added sugars before you make a purchase.


Try Vegetarian!

Meatless Mondays has become a popular and easy way for many people to cut back on meat consumption and explore new and exciting recipes  to nourish our bodies with more plant-based options. Recently, Ali Chernoff, registered dietitian based in Vancouver and owner of Nutrition At Its Best, has developed a five-day vegetarian meal plan to help readers take it one step further. Check it out!