Simple but powerful thought for Sugar Month
A day of beverages:
8:00am - Orange juice 8 oz (110 calories)
10:00am - Medium mocha (400 calories)
Noon - Regular cola 20 oz (280 calories)
2:00pm - Some fruit drink 16 oz (230 calories)
5:00pm - Sweet tea 16 oz (200 calories)
8:00pm - Beer 12 oz (150 calories)
Total of 1,370 calories, approximately 65% of your standard daily value.
A just-released report in the research journal Nature has come out with a full-metal-jacket assault on sugar as the arch enemy of health. The researchers consider sugar in the kinds of quantities consumed by the average westerner nowadays to be so toxic – the villain in obesity, of course, but also the common denominator in heart disease, diabetes and cancer – that the only solution is government restriction on sales, elevating sugar to the status of substances like alcohol and tobacco.