More and more I've been discovering articles about sugar (that includes anything from corn syrup to "organic" cane juice) and its negative effects on the US population. Some are beginning to call Alzheimer's the third diabetes because it forms from only feeding the brain excess amounts of sugar. This article in the National Geographic took a look at how sugar came to be popular in the developed world and how we are designed to crave it "ad infinitum". Today I will discuss some of the more interesting tenets I pulled out of this article and my responses to them.
I just finished this book by Jo Robinson and I am really pleased I decided to read it. I always assumed I was eating healthy by picking up lots of dark leafy greens and fresh fruits and vegetables, but I never realized that certain varieties, preparation, and storage could make such a difference in the nutritional content. I'm just going to go over some of the greater points I found very interesting, but if any of this intrigues you I would highly suggest getting the book. It is certainly not a one time read-- you can tote it to the grocery store to remember crucial points or share information with others.