Improvisational Tuscan-Provençal-Catalan Cookery (and other good stuff to eat)
I once heard an interview with Jack LaLanne, just a couple of years ago. He died recently in his 90's. Until his death pictures of him still showed a robust man, fit as a fiddle, and the epitome of health. Sure his addiction to exercise was legendary. But what most people don't know was what he wasn't addicted to. Sugar!
He told the interviewer, that as a young man (in his teens) he was unhealthy, hyper-active and a trouble-maker. Then he quit eating anything that contained added sugar. His life changed forever.
Look around you. Fat kids, fat parents, fat old-people being pushed around in wheel chairs, diabetics coming out of ears. Health care costs soaring. Read this article and see what conclusions you draw:
Is Sugar Toxic? A report in a recent New York Times Magazine.
Sugar and high-fructose corn syrup in just about all of our processed foods are creating not just excess fat, but maybe even other serious illnesses. Like anything, too much of a good thing can be damaging. But like most "good" Americans, excess is the key to our culture.
We focus too much on cutting meat from our diets and including more exercise in our lives. Both good ideas. But no attention is focused on the evils of too much sugar. Don't just tax soft drinks - outlaw them!