Sugar · Musings


I have a confession, I have a sweet tooth. I love sugar. I know it’s bad for me, but I can’t help myself at times. In my defense, I try hard to limit my intake. I avoid fizzy drinks for the most part, but I probably over-indulge in cake (and biscuits). Who doesn’t love cake?

Dentists have long known sugar is bad for you. The rest of us have probably been in denial to some extent. And given the kind of energy and money thrown at pushing sugar in front of us, is it any suprise?

I used to work at Coca-Cola. What I saw horrified me ##I used to work at Coca-Cola. What I saw horrified me

The Independent by Chris Hemmings

Like an over-shaken can, outrage is spilling everywhere today. An investigation by The Times has outlined how Coca-Cola spends millions of dollars every year trying to disprove the undisprovable. Frankly, anyone gullible enough to believe any ‘research’ suggesting cans of fizzy sugar don’t make you fat is an idiot, but that’s not the real problem here.

But just how bad is it? Pretty bad. This (long) article from the Guardian is a fascinating read.

The Sugar Conspiracy ##The Sugar Conspiracy

the Guardian by Ian Leslie

The long read: In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar - and not fat - was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?

I suspect I may be too weak-willed to overhaul my sugar-ingesting habits, but I’d like to think I can trim it down.