Limiting sugar to prevent addiction
Which foods have the largest amounts of added sugars? According to an article in today’s Wall St. Journal, Sweet Surrender: Sugar Curbs Urged, “In a scientific statement issued Aug.24, 2009, the American Heart Association says most women should limit their sugar intake to 100 calories, or about six teaspoons, a day.
For men, the recommendation is 150 calories, or nine teaspoons.”
Of all the addictions, food has to be one of the most elusive. Let’s face it: we don’t really need tobacco, heroin, cocaine, booze, shopping, sex, religion and so forth in order to survive — although we may think we do. It’s hard to convince an addict who’s shaking it off cold turkey, or an alcoholic who’s in the midst of an unsupervised detox*, but people do survive these things every day and, despite how it may feel, no one is going to die if he doesn’t get laid today.
Food — well, that’s a different issue. Continue reading →