Friday, December 26, 2008

Day 270- Nutrition Bite

"Most people know about the massive sugar intake in the United States. Despite the warnings of dental and healthcare professionals, the average American consumes 150 pounds of sugar per year. However, not everyone knows about the hand the sugar industry or "Big Sugar" has in nutrition guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Fewer still know of sugar companies' stronghold on U.S. import taxes, which puts $1 billion in excess profits into the pockets of American sugar barons. While the white stuff doesn't seem as dangerous as tobacco, the two industries employ similar political and research tactics to keep the dangers of their products out of the minds of the public." Read article for more details. http://www.xpressnet.com/bhealthy/sugar_drinks.html

1 comment:

The Rambler said...

Hey girl,
I don't know if you eat a lot of soy but here's an interesting article for you. http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2006/jul/25/food.foodanddrink
I was reading about soy as a superfood, but had heard about hormonal implications so I've just been doing some more research since I'm preggers albeit with a girl. What I found nost interesting though is that so many byproducts of soy bean processing were originally considered to be garbage, but are now being used as food. It stopped using tempeh years ago and soy protien last time I was pregnant, but I've still been surprised by what I've read. You should look into it and post some stuff on that.