More bacon and eggs this morning, because I failed to do either thing I wanted to do yesterday, couldn’t make muesli, couldn’t make Canadian bacon. Endeavor to persevere! I will get one of those things done tonight. There was lots of great news in the news today concerning foods and the things we discuss on here all of the time.
Let’s start with this article from Salon.com, where the average child’s school lunch is compared to a school prepared lunch for a child from France. Personally, I think that the French feed their children properly because the French are also responsible for the health care of their children socially, so they have an interest in giving them healthy foods. Here in the US we are interested in giving the children ‘what they want’ as if that is a real thing…
Then in the NYT today, there is an article that describes a study where people who drank more sugar sweetened drinks and exercised were compared to people who drank sodas and laid around.
As one of two new studies based on the research, published in May in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, reports, after two weeks of fructose loading and relative inactivity, these young, healthy volunteers displayed a notable shift in their cholesterol and health profiles. There was a significant increase in their blood concentrations of dangerous very-low-density lipoproteins, and a soaring 116-percent increase in markers of bodily inflammation.
Finally, there is word from Mother Jones magazine that raw sugar is sugar. The greater expense for what you get in exchange looks like a pretty bad bargain. I recommend just laying off the sugar.