Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Future of Sugar

Last week on the tv program Doctor Oz, they were discussing a recent accidental discovery about  Alzheimer's disease.  A doctor was doing an experiment and discovered that nitrites trigger Alzheimer's.

The brain produces insulin and these nitrites play havoc with the brain.  Nitrites are found in most processed foods (bacon and deli meats, processed cheese, some beer, white sugar, flour and rice).

Because of the effect of nitrites interfering with the brain's insulin and the nerves of the brain the doctor now describes Alzheimer's as diabetes of the brain. 

When the foods we eat are examined many cause our bodies to produce these nitrites and white sugar is one of them.

[Follow this link to Watch the Dr. Oz program to see the whole program.]

Sugar is also well known to cause glucose levels to spike and then suddenly drop so it's not a good energy booster.  Honey is a far better choice and doesn't cause sugar levels to drop so suddenly.

Every time sugar comes up the news isn't good.  The only good thing that could be said about sugar is that its cheaper than honey... but look at the negative payoff!

Historically, honey was the main sweetener used for hundreds of years.  Then after North America and European countries discovered cane sugar everything changed.  Sugar quickly overtook honey as a cheap sweetener.

[Photo - our bee club having a friendly honey competition].

Honey comes in so many glorious flavours and colours.  It is certainly time for a huge comeback.

Move over sugar, honey's coming.
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