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02 August 2005

DANGER! DANGER! KEEP YOUR HUMANS HEALTHY!!/NO HFCS!!/NO SPLENDA!!

A while ago my humans pulled all the food from the frig and pantry. 'Was ist los?' I asked myself. They were reading all the labels and emptying some containers and recycling them and placing other back on the shelves. Then I saw it. A copy of 'Organic Style' magazine. They had read an article titled The Facts About High Fructose Corn Syrup. HFCS is not a good thing to eat it says. No, I didn't read it. Dad told me about it. So out went the ketchup, Hershey's Chocolate Syrup (Luckily for Dad Trader Joe's has a HFCS free chocolate syrup.) the applesauce, and other items. Even good ol' Oroweat bread! The few bottles of soft drinks went bye bye. And tonic water for G and Ts. Ouch! Mom found some HFCS free items to replace some of the disposed of food items.
(If your humans are interested in reading about HFCS here are some sites on both sides.)

HFCS Facts - What is HFCS

The Facts About High Fructose Corn Syrup

The Murky World of High-Fructose Corn Syrup

The Double Danger of High Fructose Corn Syrup

Corn syrup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

LongLifeClub - Should You Boycott High Fructose Corn Syrup?

Dad has a friend who is a nutritionist. When asked about HFCS the answer came back quickly and to the point. HFCS is metabolized directly into fat.

What about Splenda? That's not safe either and the diet sodas now have Splenda in them. Nutrasweet is no good. More 'good' news about human foods-

Splenda

The Secret Dangers of Splenda (Sucralose), an Artificial Sweetener

Sucralose Toxicity Information Center

Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Toxicity Information Center

If you really need that 'sugar' rush there may be help on the way. The bee. HONEY!

Science Blog - Honey could be healthy alternative to high-fructose corn syrup

Let's hope that the bee mite does kill off our stinger friends.

It has been pointed out that obesity has increased while the number of smokers has decreased. HMMMMMMMM!! 'Interesting' as Mr. Johnson used to say. Maybe humans should start smoking again to stay trim.

Dog, am I glad I'm a dog. It seems it's too much trouble for humans to find something healthy to eat. And then I saw cattle being stunned just before they entered the abattoir and poultry workers stomping and kicking chickens to kill them. (PETA Search Results: pilgrim's pride) Yuck! And I eat chicken! And lamb, and beef. Is there a humane dog food company out there?

I think whomever said it was right. 'Ignorance is bliss!' But we need to keep our humans healthy. Who is going to supply us with good food, treats, toys, funny costumes to wear and most of all give us tummy rubs?

Now I hear them talking about what plastics are bad for storing foods. (
Safer Food Storage)
Plastics, high fructose and Splenda, oh my!

I wonder what all this has to do with canine health? Some of my food is stored in plastic and I sometimes eat human food. No, please stop me!

2 comments:

meg.warren@att.net said...

Have you found a HFCS-free version of tonic water?

Freda said...

Hey meg.warren,

My humans have found a HFCS-free tonic water but it has sodium saccharin in it. The ol' diet tonic water. My secretary read the label to me- '...Saccharin which has been found to cause cancer in laboratory animals.' Luckily my humans are not lab animals... No, wait. I guess they are. They, like most humans, have ended up as lab animals for the food, drug and many other unscrupulous industries.
My humans are still looking for a tonic water made with cane sugar or something similar. Both saccharin and HFCS causes cancer, so I've heard. Amazing how so many humans still drink soda pop and diet drinks.

To all the dogs out there. Please tell your humans to stop drinking such bad stuff. There are alternatives out there. We must keep them healthy. It is a lot easier walking or running with a leash carrier that can keep up with you than having to drag them all over the place.

Woof!

Freda