Many Kraft products contain the dangerous ingredient known as high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Since the late 80’s this ingredient has been added as a sweetener in many processed food items. HFCS is so prevalent that the average American consumes a whopping 35 pounds of it a year since it’s found in 90% of all processed foods.
Some of the many health risks of HFCS include:
- Significant risk of weight gain and obesity
- Hypertension and elevated “bad” cholesterol levels
- Liver Damage
- Increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes
- Contains high levels of mercury
- Decreased brain function
Companies like Kraft use clever names to mask the ingredient known as HFCS. If the label doesn’t say “sugar” or “cane sugar,” you can be pretty sure it’s some form of HFCS!
In addition to HFCS you might find names like these on other Kraft food items:
- Maize syrup
- Glucose syrup
- Glucose/fructose syrup
- Tapioca syrup
- Dahlia syrup
- Fruit fructose
- Crystalline fructose
- Natural sweetner
In 2015, in response to consumer demand Kraft removed HFCS from their Capri sun product line. However, you’ll find it used as a sweetener in almost every Kraft product. What can you do to change this? You can start by calling Kraft at 877-535-5666 and tell them you will STOP buying all Kraft products until HFCS is removed from ALL Kraft products. Let your voice be heard!