’Til Next Time Sugar is the sweetest poison

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Yes, I’ve had my flu shot; I had the flu a few years ago and sure don’t care to do that again. After listening to a luncheon-talk at the Adult Wellness Center I was impressed with his definition of metabolism, but by the time I arrived home, I’d forgotten what he said. After looking it up, it’s easy to see that is our body’s regulator. The statement that he made, that I did remember was: Sugar is the sweetest poison there is. Whoa! You are talking to an old lady who craves sweets! Yes, I’ve cut them by 50 percent while working hard at regaining my health. I remember 70 years ago, slipping into the pantry and using a table knife to chip off a corner of the brown sugar brick to suck on. I thought my brother could do no wrong and I’d seen him do that. I know now that Mom surely saw the corners gone and she must have known who and why, but it was never mentioned. The white sugar was kept in a fivegallon lard can to keep mice out and I knew that there was no way I could get that lid off. I never saw powdered sugar

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Opinion, Pages 4 on 11/10/2010

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