October is here, now if only the weather would start to cool down a little bit.
In some parts of the country, the leaves are changing and the feeling of fall present. In Florida, highs are still in the 80s and summer is going nowhere. Hopefully we will cool off soon, but I won’t be holding my breathe.
The start of a new month also means its time for a new Monthly Mission.
For this month, I feel like I’m stepping it up a notch. This October, I’ll be doing everything in my power to completely eliminate High Fructose Corn Syrup from my diet.
High Fructose Corn Syrup is in so many products that we consume on a very regular basis that it can seem almost impossible to get away from it. Almost any processed sweet product has corn syrup in it, from the obvious things like candies and cookies to the less obvious items like the syrup in your morning Starbucks fix.
No question entirely removing it will be difficult, but I really think its doable.
The easiest way to succeed this month will be just trying to limit processed foods as much as possible and reading labels on any processed foods.
But as long as I keep making most of my meals at home using real ingredients, skipping the corn syrup won’t be too difficult at all.
What about you guys? Any monthly mission plans for this October? Let me know what you’re trying down in the comments!
- Why High Fructose Corn Syrup is Still a Darling of Food Manufacturers (fooducate.com)
- Health Risks of High-Fructose Corn Syrup (naturalhealthezine.com)
- High fructose corn syrup increases autism risk – review suggests (foodconsumer.org)