Our sweet little lover however, has been deceitful, distracting us and tantalizing our taste buds with delight while wreaking havoc with our health and our waistlines. That’s right, we have been in bed with a charismatic, poisonous rat!
Our obsession with this elusive white gold however, is not entirely our fault. We had the wool pulled over our eyes for a very long time. But the veil is lifting, and what we have discovered is not pretty.
Sugar has a dark and sordid past, not unlike drugs, alcohol, tobacco, cotton, or other big industries. The story goes back to the 18th century and it involves slavery, wretched and impoverishing working conditions, cartels, lobbyists, and politicians. It’s all about money and power, and unbeknownst to most people, the sugar shenanigans are alive and well today.
Here are two documentaries that might interest you: “Big Sugar” Sweet, White & Deadly, by Brian McKenna presents the history of sugar in all its dark glory from the 18th century to contemporary times, and Hungry for Change exposes the dangers of sugar and how we’ve gotten ourselves into a dieting “trap” that guarantees to keep us fat and sick.
So, it seems that the time has come for the romance with sugar to come to an end. It is a bittersweet ending and there will be lots of mourning and a lingering desire for another fling for some time to come. However, we will survive. And, we will walk away healthier, happier, and more beautiful than ever!
I hope you found todays post informative and interesting. Thank you for reading!
Yours in health and well-being,