Sugar, The Sweet Thief of Life
from The Doctor Within
Theres no doubt that Americans are addicted to sugar. We
consume an average of 150 lbs. per person per year. (Appleton,
p.10) For many of us, that means we eat our own weight in sugar
every year! So it might be helpful to find out what that means
what sugar really is, what food value it has, and what
problems it causes.
The sugar industry is big: $100 billion per year. As with any
other billion dollar business, theres bound to be a ton
of information that will support such an empire anywhere you look
the media, bookstores, advertising, etc. Boats like this
dont like to be rocked.
On the other side is a group claiming that white sugar is poison,
a harmful drug, barely differing from cocaine, etc. Some claims
are true; others are unreferenced opinion, often bordering on
hysteria. For our purposes, well focus on what we really
can verify about sugar, and hopefully avoid the errors of disinformation
on both sides of the fence.
WHAT IS SUGAR?
Thats easy its that white stuff in the sugar
bowl. Refined white cane sugar is only one type, however. Theres
also brown sugar, raw sugar, fruit sugar, corn sugar, milk sugar,
beet sugar, alcohol, monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharides.
All these are also sugar.. READ