2. Pancake syrup
Sundays are all about treating yourself—to an afternoon spent on the couch and maybe some well-deserved brunch. However, treating yourself too often tips the scale in the wrong direction. “Looking to add a touch of sweetness to your meal? Don’t reach for pancake syrup, which is simply nutrient-devoid high fructose corn syrup mixed with preservatives and artificial colors and flavors. This highly refined sweetener causes your body to further crave sweets and sugary foods. Plus it offers none of the micronutrients, antioxidants, or phytochemicals that less refined sweeteners offer like real maple syrup or honey,” says Zuckerbrot. Sorry Aunt Jemima.
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