I've heard that sugar has been the bad guy for millions of Americans and others around the world for years now. I never really paid attention, but now that I am staring 40 years old in the face in a couple short years, I've noticed my metabolism decrease. I've started counting calories a little bit and I glance at fat grams and sugar content halfheartedly. It wasn't until I watched this brilliant piece on sugar by John Oliver that I realized the insidiousness of the sugar industry.
The left image below looks ridiculous and the right image looks awesome, right? Who wouldn't want a salad with cherries on top? Incredibly, the salads have identical amounts of sugar. For a 40 g serving size of either Starburst minis or tart cherries, you get 28g of sugar. I even looked at the back of the cherry package in the store but had no comparison. For this reason, I support the idea of a daily allowance of sugar based on a 2,000 or 2,500 calorie diet.
Don't worry, I didn't eat the left salad. I ate the really healthy one on the right.
Of interest to me and hopefully at least one other person