Monday, July 28, 2008

Day 120- Nutrition Bite

Shipwrecked sailors who ate and drank nothing but sugar and rum for nine days surely went through some trauma; the tales they had to tell created a big public relations problem for the sugar pushers. This incident occurred when a vessel carrying a cargo of sugar was shipwrecked in 1793. The five surviving sailors were finally rescued after being marooned for nine days. They were in a wasted condition due to starvation having consumed nothing but sugar and rum. The eminent French physiologist F. Magendie was inspired by that incident and conducted a series of experiments with animals. The results were published in 1816. In the experiments, he fed dogs a diet of sugar, olive oil, and water. All the dogs wasted and died. See more details below..

Sugar Preacher's Expereince
Years ago I drank soda all day. I must have been in a dehydration mode. The side effects were vommitting. Sugar can dehydrate your system!!!


Steph and Bran said...

Hi Erin! I just wanted to let you know that I decided to try to not eat treats. Well, it has been successful and I am on day 6 right now! That doesn't mean I haven't had food that had sugar in it (german pancakes for example), but I haven't had any cookies, candy bars, candy, cake, ice cream, or any of that. And believe me, I have had to pass up all of those things in the last 5 days! I'm also keeping a food journal of everything I eat and it has really helped me to be better.

The Sugar Preacher, M.S., M.Ed. said...