DietsInReview.com Launches Petition Urging Subway to Remove High Fructose Corn Syrup
This week DietsInReview.com launched a petition on its site requesting 10,000 signatures to urge Subway to remove high fructose corn syrup from its products. The manufactured sweetener, which extends the life of processed foods, can be found in the restaurant's breads, cookies, condiments and meats.
Subway restaurants have been aligned in recent years with healthy lifestyles. As the growing obesity epidemic becomes more prevalent, and more people make the conscious effort to make healthier choices, Subway has positioned itself as the fast-food alternative that's a leaner option.
"Admittedly, Subway is a better choice than a burger or bag of tacos," says Brandi Koskie, DietsInReview.com's senior editor. "However, the inclusion of unhealthy ingredients like high fructose corn syrup is a turn off for health-conscious individuals, especially as more research comes about pointing to the detrimental effects of high fructose corn syrup."
Those interested in signing the petition can visit DietsInReview.com/SubwayPetition. One click takes just a moment to tell the restaurant behind the "Eat Fresh" ad campaign that you do want to eat fresh, and high fructose corn syrup is definitively unfresh and processed.
"We think 10,000 signatures is attainable," says Koskie. "Hopefully it's a loud enough voice to influence change at Subway."