National Nutrition Month: Tip #2

If you can’t grow it, don’t eat it. When is the last time you grew high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, or hydrogenated fats? Read your ingredient lists and be sure that they are made of natural ingredients. Top items to avoid:

1. High Fructose Corn Syrup
2. Partially Hydrogenated Oil
3. Any sugar or syrup listed as the first ingredient
4. Enriched or bleached flours
5. MSG
6. Artificial colors
7. Artificial sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose, splenda…)
8. Palm oil
Emily Fonnesbeck RD,CD