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January 4, 2013

Friday Food for Thought …The sweet stuff

Did you know that as a steady diet, having sugar is worse for you than trying to survive on water alone!?!  Check out these 14 jaw-dropping facts about sugar and the associated article.  Cut it out and see how your body changes.  Sugar is often hidden in foods we might not think are sweet, like mayonnaise and salad dressings.  A huge source is corn syrup, and more than 1/2 of the US sugar supply comes from sugar beets, one of the top 7 genetically modified crops currently in production.  You can find out how much sugar is in some of the foods you eat at this site.  Scary stuff!

What is one to do, other than eat whole, unprocessed foods? Buy local from farmers who grow non-GMO crops; a simple google search can reveal retailers dedicated to selling non-GMO foods both locally and nationally.  Another good source of news and updates is Rodale.com – reporting that non-GMO foods topped the list of best-selling foods in 2012.  Browse through and see what else interests you.

 

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Comments
  • Maria N. January 6, 2013 Reply

    A favorite rule of eating I heard many moons ago….

    “If it wasn’t food 100 yrs ago, it ain’t food now.”

    Although sugar was “around” it certainly wasn’t in the quantity and forms it is now. And after 16 hours of plowin’ fields and baling hay, a bit wouldn’t kill ya. Fast forward to today, and it eventually will. The billions spent annually on Type II diabetes treatment and side effects could be erased overnight by lifestyle improvements on diet and exercise.

    I’m all for “live and let live” but not when I’m paying for it!!

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