The McDougall Newsletter - June 2010
  June 2010   Vol.09 Issue 6

Sugar: Adding Pleasure to the Satisfaction of Starches

In order to increase the probability that you will follow a starch-based diet, I encourage you to add reasonable amounts of simple sugars to some of your dishes. This is a small price to pay for a real opportunity to stick with the proper human diet and regain lost health and appearance caused by a lifetime of eating an animal- and junk-food based diet. Nothing adds to the enjoyment of a food more than a little sweetness, which is naturally found in association with energy; and obtaining energy is a basic necessity for life and the primary reason for eating. Sugar (glucose) is the ubiquitous fuel in biology and the human body's primary source of cellular energy. Sugar is especially healthy for you when delivered in its natural packaging, more specifically in starches, vegetables, and fruits. However, popular thinking is that all sugar is bad, and that veil of aspersion is cast over all sugar-containing foods, including much maligned rice and potatoes. This unjustifiable fear of sugar is a major reason for the present day exponential expansion of the worldwide epidemics of obesity, type-2 diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, intestinal disorders, and cancers. (Instead of sugar-phobia, people should be having fat-, oil- and animal food-phobias.) Your health will skyrocket with my recommendation to add sensible amounts of simple sugars to your energy-supplying, appetite-satisfying, starch-based meals.

The Livestock Industries' Interests Underpin the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Your Voice Can Make a Difference

The inaugural edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans was published in 1980 and has been updated every five years since. The purpose of the Dietary Guidelines is to provide recommendations for the United States public on how to achieve a healthy life through nutrition. Their influence is widespread, serving as the basis for federal food and nutrition education programs, and relied up by nutrition educators, food planners, dietitians, and physicians. The Dietary Guidelines are the basis for the Food Guide Pyramid. The Dietary Guidelines are developed with the recommendations of a Dietary Guidelines advisory committee, sponsored and appointed jointly by the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The judgments of these advisors weigh heavily on choice of the scientific research that will be considered important for forming the guidelines.

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