How to avoid high fructose corn syrup

Gigi Lee Chang, CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, shares advice for parents on how to help your kids avoid high fructose corn syrup in foods and drinks
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How to avoid high fructose corn syrup

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High fructose corn syrup is made from corn and has been linked to diabetes and other health issues. It’s important to avoid it, because the corn that it’s made from is typically genetically modified. In order to avoid it the most important thing is to read labels and to choose products that don’t include high fructose corn syrup. And high fructose corn syrup is found in many, many products that are on the shelf that you wouldn’t even suspect from, you know, sports drinks to sodas to cereal and even, you know, granola bars – things that you think might be good for you. If you can, for certain things choose organic, because high fructose corn syrup is not allowed in organic products. Particularly for children one simple switch is really ketchup. So for example, conventional ketchup has high fructose corn syrup, but the same brand in the organic version does not. So those are some of the tips when thinking about how to avoid high fructose corn syrup.

Gigi Lee Chang, CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, shares advice for parents on how to help your kids avoid high fructose corn syrup in foods and drinks

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Gigi Lee Chang

Former CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World

Gigi Lee Chang is the CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, a national non-profit organization which empowers parents to protect their children from harmful chemicals. She is a frequent speaker on various topics, including children’s health, food and nutrition, as well as socially conscious/sustainable business practices and entrepreneurship and was awarded “Brand Innovator 2008” and “2010” by Brand Packaging. In addition, Gigi has been featured in over 250 national and regional media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, MORE magazine, Yogi Times, KIWI Magazine, Cookie, Parenting, OK! Weekly, Celebrity Baby Blog, TODAY Show, Newsweek and Time Out New York Kids. Gigi is also the Founder of Plum Organics and on the advisory boards of Environmental Media Association (EMA), Pregnancy Awareness Month (PAM), International Baby Planners Association (IBPA) as well as Friends of Baby Buggy.

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