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sweet-tooth : a breakdown

sugar babies

I’ve got a wicked sweet-tooth. Many of my friends [especially my lady-friends] claim they suffer from the same post-meal craving. Lately I’ve been eating fruit to satiate the sweet urge, but healthy as that may seem I’m pretty sure I’m overdoing that, too. Limiting my intake of sugars [natural, refined, or completely human-generated] has not necessarily changed the way I feel about sweet foods – I just know the importance of maintaining my a] teeth, b] bod c] blood-sugar levels.

My interest in this phenomena spurred me to do a little research about sugar. After all, sugar is derived from a natural source, so how has it [like every other food] turned into the artificial [it’s in the name] junk in our drinks and low-cal foods? The research I did brought me to a very simple conclusion: sugar, like every other element of a natural-based diet, is important and productive when consumed with its natural counterparts. The sugar [or whatever you call it] we consume [all 170 lbs per person, per year] doesn’t do anything it’s supposed to because it lacks nutrients and assistance due to the way it is served.

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the making of margarine : a behind the scenes look at hydrogenation

Margarine has a lot of shelf-appeal. For one, it’s spreadable. Anyone who has attacked a stick of butter straight out of the fridge knows that the butter will put up a huge fight before spreading cleanly on the [now mutilated] toast. Margarine, right out of the fridge, spreads as if it had been sitting on the counter for hours. Secondly, margarine has been proclaimed “healthier for your heart” by medical experts and the American Heart Association, a big-hitter.

margarine: the pleasant end-product of a series of terribly unfortunate events

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