The consumption of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) has been on the rise for several years now.
If you get in the habit of reading labels you see it in everything from bread to ketchup. Why? Because it's the cheapest way to replace sugar or other sweeteners in a recipe.
I ask myself all the time why we need sugar in so many things but the truth is American's consume so much sugar on a daily basis that they are desensitized to the taste. They think things don't taste right without sweeteners of some kind.
Add to that, the increasing evidence that these sweeteners can be addicting and we see why the industrial food system relies so heavily on High Fructose Corn Syrup.
It actually tricks your body into creating and storing excess fat.
Check out this article and see a good strategy to eliminate it and lose the weight you've been trying to lose.