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Interesting Information: High Fructose Corn Syrup Has a New Name – and It’s Sneaking Back Into Food

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Interesting Information:  April 13, 2016

High Fructose Corn Syrup Has a New Name–

And It’s Sneaking Back Into Food

Look for “Isolated Fructose” on the label.

I’m sick of how industry operates in this country.

And I’m sick of how our government is NOT protecting us from obvious health hazards.

I hope you are too.

Here’s a quote from the article below–setting aside for the moment that boxed cereals are a terrible choice for breakfast:

One such product is General Mills’ Vanilla Chex, a redesigned version of the Chex cereal that has been on grocery shelves for years. The label on the front of the box clearly states “no high fructose corn syrup,” but when you flip to the back and read the whole ingredient list, there is the new name for the same old problem: isolated fructose.

Anyway, here’s the skinny on what industry is doing with High Fructose Corn Syrup.

Here’s how the article begins:

As consumers have become more health conscious, and more savvy in their buying habits, the processed food industry is reacting by resorting to subterfuge. When you go down the grocery store aisles, you immediately see that more and more packaging bears the words “100% natural” on its labels. That is why health experts recommend you…

Source: High Fructose Corn Syrup Has a New Name – and It’s Sneaking Back Into Food – Natural Health Center

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April 13, 2016 at 4:07 pm

Turkey Tracks: Dragonfly Pottery

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Turkey Tracks:  April 13, 2016

Dragonfly Pottery

Aren’t these pretty?

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The dragonfly is my chosen artist symbol.

I fell in love with them on our first trip to Maine.  They come in so many BRIGHT colors, don’t bite humans, and hover over lakes and the river to provide added beauty.

I sign my quilts “Lovey Dragonfly Quilts.”  If I had a business (and I don’t want one as that would be WORK and these days I’m all about fun), “Lovey Dragonfly Quilts” would be its name.

These beautiful pottery pieces were a recent gift from friend-of-many-years June Derr.

Thanks again June!

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April 13, 2016 at 3:58 pm

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Turkey Tracks: Juicing Joy

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Turkey Tracks:  April 13, 2016

Juicing Joy

I’m still juicing.

In the spring I seem to juice about every day.

I juice in the morning and have a glass with breakfast, and I save the other glass for the late afternoon.

Juicing does not take long and the clean-up is quick, quick.

The first long drink from the fresh juice is…sublime.

Here’s how I start.  This combo will make a “red” drink:

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Red cabbage, red and orange beets, red pepper, a blood orange, an apple, carrots, a piece of ginger, a piece of fresh tumeric root, and a lime.

Here are some videos of the process, but note that I was having trouble filming and juicing…

 

 

 

Someone asked me not long ago why not just eat all the veggies.  The answer, I hope you can see now, is that to get all these nutrients you would overload your body with way, way too much fiber.  Caution:  I usually only add ONE fruit to the veggies, usually an apple, as in “an apple a day….”  I just happened to have a blood orange in the refrigerator for this batch.  Too much fruit is so NOT a good thing to do at this level of juice.  It’s the veggie nutrients you want, not all the fruit sugar.  I alternate green drink and red drink days.  Basically I’m trying to “eat the rainbow.”

Here are today’s drinks:

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I recently got “THE juice lady’s” book on juicing to see what I might also be adding to these drinks:

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Calbom cured herself via juicing…

My juicer is an Omega VRT350 model.  It’s a “slow” juicer so will juice things like wheat grass, sprouts, and so forth.

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April 13, 2016 at 3:53 pm