The CBC and other outlets recently reported that sugar contributes to heart disease directly as well as contributing to obesity.
Let me start off by saying, duh. Our mothers and grandmothers could have told you too much sugar is bad for you. However, there is an additional danger that the current study highlights.
Sugar is being added to many products that just don’t need it. The food industry has found they can sell more food by adding sugar. Do we really need additional sugar in our tomato sauce, bread, and beverages?
Other studies have shown that people who cook their own foods have less health problems. I believe that is largely because you add less sugar, salt and fat when you cook your own sauces, breads and other foods.
Even if you cook your own cookies and cakes (I know, they are bad for you), I bet they have less sugar, salt and fat than the commercial ones.
Cook more! It is easy. It tastes good. Your heart will thank you.
The Old Fat Guy