posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 02:41 PM
I love sugar. But I think there is a huge HUGE difference between the fruit punch, candy sugar and the natural sugars found in fruits and other foods.
I think there is also a large difference between baking cookies or muffins or whatever YOURSELF, and buying it prepackaged in stores.
I know, I've got a tea cake recipe on the counter and my ingredients out. I bake from scratch.
I think that the preservatives found in foods are much more dangerous than the base ingredients, like sugar. I also believe that sugar is a better
alternative to corn syrup, which I do use in my baking occasionally, but usually just in making glazes for cookies and when making confections. I
also, also believed that butter and shortening can be just as dangerous as sugar in terms of many things on that list.
That list is pretty intense, but many other things we eat everyday can cause that. Especially with food allergies and adverse reactions. Chances are,
if you're going to have severe issues with sugar, you'll know early on in life. Even obesity, maybe.
I'm starting to think that obesity is really genetic. I've seen a father and daughter who I know personally who have the same exact shape, and I
know that the daughter doesn't eat awful foods and she's severely obese. My diet is high-ish in natural sugars and carbs, but I do indulge in lots
of baked goods, and I'm underweight and have low blood pressure. My mom was like that and once she got pregnant, her metabolism completely changed
and she's a bit heavy now, but it's very easy for her to lose weight.
So, really, if you look at caffeine, hydrogenated fats, corn syrup... I think it depends how you use sugar but it's not this death-powder stuff, if
you consume in proper forms and proper amounts.
In essence, of course I'm stocking up. I tried making a pie with that Splenda stuff once, it was scary.