Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Vintage Sugar Brainwashing
Can you believe this vintage ad found by the wonder whizzes at Oxygen magazine?
It's true that simple sugar acts as fast-acting energy, but this is definitely not a plus. Your blood sugar rises, your insulin spikes to control the onslaught of sugar, and then it is stored (if not used right away). Your blood sugar crashes and you crave more.
That means that harmless candy bar before lunch actually makes you want to eat more - not less.
Furthermore, these scary ads are purporting that sugar be used in place of nutritious, healthy lunches. Hmmm. Yuck!
Don't be brainwashed - we know better than that!
Hungry before your scheduled lunch date or after dinner? Have a handful of nuts, or take advantage of the fiber in an apple. These are the real tools that will help you "curb your appetite" and give you the "willpower you need to eat less."
Posted by Tosca Reno at 3:22 PM