Now that consumers are beginning to pay attention to the ingredient lists and the things they put into their bodies many companies have been thinking of ways to trick them. These companies are labeling everything as 100% natural as I’m sure you’ve noticed, but this is not proof that they’re natural!
The only way to avoid this mess is to buy from only a few select companies that you know are organic or ‘natural’. Many large food companies are hiding the ingredients they know we don’t want in our food by renaming them. Things like high fructose corn syrup that can cause all sorts of health issues.
Some cereals state that they do not contain high fructose corn syrup, but then have the worse alternative of it right on the back in their ingredient list. We must always read the list of ingredients! If you see something on the ingredients list that you’re unsure about, google it. You will know whether it could cause potential issues very quickly.
These companies should not be able to do this, but it seems the health and well-being of the general population doesn’t matter to anyone anymore. The classification for high fructose corn syrup has been changed, now anything that contains 50% or less fructose is not considered high fructose corn syrup. This is still not good for our health. They have only changed it just slightly as to be able to rename it. Please always check your labels and ingredient lists.