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Are We Slowly Being Poisoned By Mercury Found In High Fructose Corn Syrup?

Posted on Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 in Uncategorized
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Deceptive marketing, don’t be fooled. I was astounded to recently find out that in almost half of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) tested product samples contain mercury. High Fructose is being consumed quite frequently in North America though a number of products on the market today and can also commonly be labeled as Fructose-Glucose or Glucose-Fructose in Canada. Brands such as Coca Cola, 7-Up, A & W Root Beer, Minute Maid Berry Punch, Yoplait Yogurt, Quaker Oatmeal, Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars, Heinz Tomato Ketchup are only a few of many products containing HFCS. High Fructose sweeteners are also labeled as inulin, iso-glucose, dahlia syrup, tapioca syrup, glucose syrup, corn syrup, crystalline fructose, agave syrup, and fruit fructose. High Fructose Corn Syrup has become an increasingly common ingredient; which now amounts to 40% of added sweeteners found in the North American diet. Read more »