Sugar is OK in and of itself. As long as you are eating lots of other stuff. I was introduced to vegetarianism from a friend who was almost scientific about it but young vegans in Orlando pat themselves on the back for an unhealthy diet If you are eating 850 calories from sugar and eating only 1600 calories then that leaves 750 calories left. This comes to 35 grams of protein using the beans and rice(maybe). Unfortunately, pregnant and nursing females need 70 grams of protein. Hairdressers must notice when their 18 year old clients end up with hair falling out. Even if they are "partiers" and not pregnant alcohol provides calories like sugar does and zero protein. Some might consider 1600 calories low calorie but a five foot two female with a deskjob can sometimes gain weight on more. http://bit.ly/5jARKt (or put in eating on $1 in amazon) for actual costs,calories and nutrition
02/02/2010 - 7:40pm
This entire food chanell seems to be devoted to alarming / misleading / phobic / commentary. Nothing much about fact. It's just like TV - a vast wasteland.
01/29/2010 - 10:59pm
Brierley, I'm surprised at some of the things you add sugar to. Maple Syrup? A piece of Chocolate? Cheesecake? Really?
I can't think of one single thing that I eat, that I need to add sugar to (Especially since all of the stuff you mentioned, already has a ton of sugar in it, except maybe coffee). Maybe I'm just misunderstanding your article.
Now baking is another story, because most recipes call for sugar.
I just don't understand why anyone would add sugar to something like chocolate or maple syrup, which is sweet itself, even the 100% pure maple syrup (like I use) is sweet.