Why do we have to have everything with sugar in it? I was looking at “organic” beef and chicken stock the other day and several of the brands I looked at had some sort of sweeteners added. The better ones had organic cane juice, but still. Why do we need everything sweetened?
As a society we are all addicts. We are addicted to sugar. Sugar should be treated as a controlled substance, like alcohol or tobacco. I think that it is even more addictive than alcohol and tobacco.
Even worse, parents use this addiction to “reward” their children. “Be good and you will get some candy” or “No cookies for you because you are causing a lot of trouble right now”. We are ruining our children. Wonder why we are having such obesity problems… IT IS NOT THE FAT. If we eat healthy fat without the sugars in our diet, it doesn’t cause us to get fat. When we eat sugar we secrete insulin to put the sugar into our cells and we store the sugar as fat. SUGAR MAKES US FAT.