“….. you don’t fuck continually with your endocrine balances without major psychiatric side effects”
fact, in the past 3 centuries, the populations of english colonies have increased their per head of capita sugar consumption from about 7 pounds per person per year, to between 130-180 pounds of sugar, per person, per fucking year, then have the cheek to whine about obesity, cancer & psychiatric “conditions” etc, you might also note that the sugar trade was boosted by the slave trade, & also, that apart from “little side effects” such as being a lard-arsed whinger, sugar also causes insulin immunity (& hence diabetes & all those other lovely pictures on cigarette packets whether you smoke or not, in fact i’v never seen them – apart from asbestosis & shock induced diabetes from massive physical trauma from accidents – in anyone except the obese, whether they smoke or not, ie, in a country such as australia with more fatties than you could choke on a truckload of sugarcoated donuts, it would be a tad more honest to include on those “smoking related” illnesses/deaths just how many of those patients/corpses were lard-arses that ALSO smoked & gluttonized cigarettes as they tend to gorge on everything else, because i’m guessing that’d be the vast fucking majority of them, AND, sugar is also capable of totally fucking with the brains of it’s habitual over-users, ie, violent psychosis, paranoias etc all caused by the over stimulated system & by the toxins produced in the body by its ingesting of sugar to excess, ie, you don’t fuck continually with your endocrine balances without major psychiatric side effects eventuating. you might note recent studies saying “australians/english/americans etc are eating nearly 10 pounds less sugar now than 10 years ago”, which might sound good, but is actually a pacifier, as 10 years ago you were eating about TWENTY TIMES AS MUCH sugar as your ancestors of even 3 hundred years ago, &, in ACTUAL figures, a hell of a lot more, because those figures of 7 pounds per person per year AVERAGE of 3 centuries ago were MAINLY because the tiny percentage of richie riches were guzzling buckets of it per day each, ie, your ancestors were still getting fuck all sugar except what they already got from occasional fruit, veg, dairy & very rarely, honey etc. #ThinkAboutIt
The average person consumes 150 pounds of sugar per year–compared to just 7 ½ pounds consumed on average in the year 1700. That’s 20 times as much! When typical slightly overweight people eat sugar, they on average store 5 percent as ready energy to use later, metabolize 60 percent and store a whopping 35 percent as fat that can be converted to energy later. Interestingly, 50 percent of the sugar we consume today comes from high-fructose corn syrup in fat-free foods like salad dressings and regular soft drinks.
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Sugar contains carbohydrates and as this name implies, is composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Simple sugars are called monosaccharides and include glucose, fructose and galactose. Sugars are found in the tissues of most plants but are only present in sufficient concentrations for efficient extraction in sugarcane and sugar beet. A great expansion of its production took place in the 18th century with the setting up of sugar plantations in the West Indies and Americas. After cereals and vegetable oils, sugar derived from sugar cane and beets provides more kilocalories per capita per day on average than other food groups. According to the FAO, about 24 kilograms of sugar, equivalent to over 260 food calories per day, was, on average, consumed annually per person of all ages in the world in 1999. In 2008, total American per capita consumption of sugar and sweeteners, exclusive of artificial sweeteners, equalled 61.9 kilograms per year.
If you think back on your life’s big celebrations – birthdays, weddings and even funerals – chances are at the centre of the table was something special, probably made with sugar. These days sugar is out of favour and it seems as though every second person is going cold turkey on sweets and raving about how amazing they feel as a result.
While few of us would argue the health benefits of sugar-laden foods, do we really need to give up all foods containing added sugar? Or can we have our health and enjoy the occasional piece of cake too?
On Thursday night, an elderly American professor stood in front of a large audience at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and told them about how the capsicum had reached China from its original habitat in South America. Sidney Mintz, 85, is a professor of anthropology at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University. He walked with a stick to the platform, spoke with a slight lisp and sometimes departed from his script – there was an interesting excursion into the origins of the Crow tribe – and the American he most reminded me of was the humorist Will Rogers, who said (at the prospect of meeting Trotsky) that he’d never met a man he didn’t like. Mintz radiated a similar kind of comradeship with humanity, as befits a man who has spent 60 years studying it.