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It changes your metabolism, raises your blood pressure, and destroys your liver, they say.
They state that it contributes to 35 million deaths, compared to 6 million deaths from smoking each year. Sadly, you and I both know that sugar is an American darling, a sacred cow that no one is going to touch. GreenSmoothieGirl can dream, though.
(Actually, I don’t dream about government regulation. That would never work as a solution. We should get it out of the schools, hospitals, and vending machines though, and implement education programs.)
“Empty calories” as the descriptor for sugar is language that isn’t nearly strong enough – because sugar is filled with bad stuff, not just nothingness.
As if the SUGAR industry is a paragon of responsible virtues with the right to get in a self-righteous snit. That would be entertaining, if it weren’t so infuriating.
What would it be like to have a job working for the sugar industry where you do NO good for anyone, only HARM? Once the High-Fructose Corn Syrup people posted here on my blog, spinning their product as some kind of health food. INCREDIBLE.