In 1970s, when high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) became popular, the rate of overweight people in the US increased dramatically. HFCS has the same effect on the body as table sugar and is found many of our foods so hard to avoid.

Here are 15 foods with high fructose corn syrup offered in your grocery store that you may want to avoid & suggestions on replacements. Check labels to avoid high fructose corn syrup.

1.   Soda – replace with alkaline water or herbal tea
2.   Candy – replace with fruit
3.   Sweetened yoghurt – replace with plain yoghurt & add cinnamon, vanilla extract, nutmeg, turmeric or berries
4.   Salad dressing – replace with olive oil, balsamic vinegar & fresh, squeezed lemons
5.   Frozen dinner/lunch food – replace LEAN CUISINE & macaroni/cheese meals with freshly cooked organic, veggies, lentils & proteins
6.   Bread – replace with sugar free, gluten free breads found in health markets or make your own
7.  Canned fruit – replace with fresh fruit
8.   Juice – replace with fresh, squeezed orange, lemon, lime juice or cranberry juice
9.  Granola or energy bars – replace with naturally sweetened bars, dark chocolate or fresh fruit
10. Breakfast cereals – replace with hot quinoa (gluten free) or oat cereal
11. Donuts, cookies, cakes & chips – replace with nuts, seeds or fresh fruit
12. Barbecue sauce & ketchup – replace with olive oil, coconut oil, guacamole, hummus or baba ghanoush (eggplant)
13. Coffee creamer – replace with whole, organic raw milk or almond milk
14. Energy or sports drinks – replace with alkaline water & freshly squeezed lemon or lime
15. Jams – replace with jams made with raw honey