2. Ketchup is loaded with HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup)
There’s been a lot of buzz about the harms of consuming HFCS (it can cause obesity, diabetes, increase the risk of cardiovascular disease…) and without knowing it you have been serving this substance to your family in the form of ketchup. Yes, that red condiment made mostly from tomatoes, or so you thought, is actually doing more harm than good. As Hungry for Change reports, apparently “most bottled ketchups consist basically of overcooked tomatoes, water, and a large bolus of sugar, usually as some form of genetically engineered corn syrup.” If you used to consider ketchup to be some form of a vegetable, we hate to be the ones to break the bad news to you, but you should stick to serving plain old tomatoes.