Workout of the Day

Putting the Spotlight on Hidden High-Fructose Corn Syrup


It’s an unfortunate reality that you as a consumer must arm yourself against deception from food companies that have a keen interest in your wallet and no interest in your well-being. For an ongoing example of deceitful marketing, high fructose corn syrup -- an ingredient we all know by now to avoid -- is regularly given a new name and therefore a new opportunity to find its way into your diet without your knowing. Disguised with seemingly harmless names like “fructose,” “fruit fructose,” or “maize syrup,” high-fructose corn syrups can find their way into foods that are touted as health foods or labeled as “100% natural” and containing “no high fructose corn syrup.” (You can read more details about how HFCS is deceptively labeled HERE.)

This practice is ongoing and I don’t see it stopping any time soon. Food processing and manufacturing is a multi-trillion-dollar industry, and they’re going to do their best to keep their foods on the shelves and going into your home, regardless of what that means for public health. The only fool-proof answer is to take responsibility and arm yourself with the necessary knowledge. And, when in doubt, go for fresh, unprocessed food!

- PS


  • 5 rounds for reps:

    • Max unbroken strict ring dips

    • Max unbroken strict pull-ups

    • Max unbroken strict push-ups

    • Max unbroken strict ring rows

  • *Time cap: 30 mins