Oh Sugar, Sugar

What do you think about sugar? Granted I love it, or rather I love the foods that are made with

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What do you think about sugar? Granted I love it, or rather I love the foods that are made with sugar. I limit myself to one some days two treats a day’although I should cut back.

For example, if I grab a coffee or tea on my way into work, I have a mental conversation with myself: Should I have my dose of sugar now, or do I save it for later in the day? I really don’t mind coffee or tea unsweetened so I really do think of it as a treat. FYI: a six-gram packet of sugar has 23 calories.

Once I had an unbearable head cold and after a family doctor told me to wait it out, I read that eating sugar actually weakens the immune system. I did quit my habit for two weeks, and it was actually a lot easier than I thought’the motivation to get well was enough. It’s even recommended to be cut out of your diet to stave off diseases.

In sugar news, there’s also a small movement (by packaged drink makers, nonetheless) toward consuming sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup.

So to throw this back to you, what’s your attitude about eating sugar? Is it something you look at on the nutrition facts label? Or do calories matter more to you? Do you prefer sweeteners

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