Sugar seems to be turning bitter for many.
Most of the guests that I prepare coffee for warn me: “No sugar please.”
Last week, when my best friend dropped in and I offered a cup of coffee, she replied, “270.”
I did not understand.
“That’s my sugar level. Give me without sugar.”
Another guest told us, “no potato, no banana...” The list was scary.
In contrast, sugar per capita consumption is skyrocketing. According to figures available on the Internet, in 1800, it was 18 pounds of sugar per year. In 1900, the average person consumed 90 pounds of sugar per year. From four teaspoons a day in 1990, it has now reached 22 teaspoons today.
“Exercise seems to be the only remedy,” I told a friend.
“Do not remind me about exercises,” he pleaded.
“My wife wanted an expensive treadmill at home for running exercise,” he said.
“That’s great news,” I cheered.
“Now I am running after her pleading with her to use it.”