20 October, 2020

Sweets, For All You Sweets

Let’s not do to sugar what we did to fat.

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Sweets, For All You Sweets

“Just cut back on sugar. Take the 100-day ‘no sugar challenge’. Eat the chocolate but with the zero calorie sweetener. Switch to stevia, it’s plant based.”

Boss, enough of blanket bans. We did it with fat and landed up with an epidemic of Vit D deficiencies, cholesterol issues, obesity and all other expressions of metabolic syndrome, including Type-2 Diabetes. So really, let’s not do to sugar what we did to fat. Some points.

  • We don’t really learn from history too well and every time you go zero on sugar for a few days, you end up eating a tub of ice-cream, box of chocolates or packet of biscuits a few days later. Because it doesn’t make you feel good you think it’s because your body is rejecting sugar, but actually your body is simply rejecting this stupidity of no sugar for days to an overdose of it later.
  • Sugarcane, for heaven’s sake, is a plant, and a beautiful one at that. So we really don’t need other plant sources to replace it. Also, it’s native to...


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