Who can sprinkle dew on a sunrise?
Def Leppard, Maroon 5, The Archies, and most notably Sammy Davis II, that's who.
Sugar needs no introduction, no invitation, and no explanation. Like it's bland cousin sand, it can often be found in places we didn't know we had.
Over 175,000,000 metric tons of sugar was produced globally in 2015.
To give a perspective: Take a cardboard box that is a football field long, a football field wide, and a football field tall, and fill it with sugar.
Then do that 174 more times.
"I don't eat a lot of sugar."
"I'll take, 'Common Dietary Misconceptions' for $2000 Alex."
Without getting on a sugar box about it, current food labels do not list "Added Sugar" as an ingredient (but they will). If they did, we'd all be making it a true Daily Double and cruising to Final Jeopardy.
So, how did we get here?
Corruption, payoffs, blackmail, scandal....all the obvious things "sugar" brings to mind.
In the 1960's, the Sugar Research Foundation paid off a number of individuals including Harvard Researchers Dr. Fredrick Stare, Mark Hegsted, and a lesser known contributor Mary Poppins to keep their white gold out of the negative spotlight and point the fat finger of fault at fat.
Thus began the war on fat while sugar rode off into the sunset drinking sweet tea and licking tootsie pops.
But the times, they are a'changing.
Excessive sugar intake has been definitively linked to:
The amount of actual sugar per individual depends on age, sex, height, weight, and other factors unique to the person. So take the 30 grams with a grain of salt and shoot us an email for more information.
Processed sugar needs to be processed mentally and kept in the forefront more than the store front.
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Have a sweet week,