Many nutritionists and doctors claim that high fructose corn syrup will be the death of us. Dr. Oz, a nationally syndicated columnist and television host specializing in health, says that the average American ingests a whopping 70 pounds of added sugars each year.
That is more than one and 1/3 extra pounds per week. I admit that I do often indulge in sweets after a long, stressful week, but overall, I cannot imagine myself taking in that much extra sugar. Sugar in moderation is supposed to be beneficial to the human body, but an increasing number of studies are suggesting that more so than natural sugar, high fructose corn syrup contributes to obesity, diabetes, dangerous organ fat build-up, and many more health risks. It’s a fine example of how even too much of a good thing can turn sour. [Read more…] about Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe