[Sca-cooks] sugar problems

Stephanie Ross hlaislinn at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 2 07:11:43 PDT 2006

What used to be an 8 or 12 oz bottle of sugar-water is now 20 oz or more. 
Same with sandwiches, burgers, fries, and so on and so on. 
Doesn't really have anything to do with diet sodas or one sugar for
It's simple math: Double the portion, double the person.
Absolutely. And a diet soda with a huge meal won't make a lick of
difference. I also saw something about corn syrup vs cane syrup last night.
This webpage discusses the various sweeteners on the market and how they
affect our children: http://www.dorway.com/kids_sweetener.html

"High Fructose Corn Syrup
"Although high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has become the major sweetener
used in soft drinks and is commonly found in 'fruit drinks,' most people
know little about its side effects," says Hersey.

These side effects can include loss of iron, magnesium, and zinc, as well
as interference with the heart's use of magnesium, copper and chromium.
Critics contend that HFCS may also contribute to childhood diabetes.

In addition, HFCS has been linked to obesity, according to the April 2004
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition article entitled "Consumption of
high-fructose corn syrup in beverages may play a role in the epidemic of
obesity." The authors note, "The increased use of HFCS in the United States
mirrors the rapid increase in obesity ... The digestion, absorption and
metabolism of fructose differs from those of glucose." "

However, Nutrasweet seems to upset the endocrine system as well as make
people crave carbohydrates, both of which don't help with obesity.

Et si omnes ego non.

"The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the
first and only legitimate object of good government." --Thomas Jefferson to
Maryland Republicans, 1809.

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