The other day at the amusement park I watched a group of girls go by, I suspect they were of Jr high - middle school age. They all had candy, those large tubes of colored sugar.
All the girls had more than one tube and these are 18"-24" long with a good sized diameter.
I thought back to the affect a large amount of sugar had on my kids and was glad I wasn't on the bus for that ride home.
My next thought was of the "60 Minutes" segment I'd seen on sugar, it appears to be a highly addictive drug with some other serious health risks.
I made spaghetti sauce from canned tomatoes & spices the other day, after I got it warm I checked it to see if the spices made it bitter.
Turned out it was sweet!
I'd used diced "Italian" tomatoes, when I looked at the can there was the sugar.
A lot by the taste.
That's when I thought of those girls with the sugar tubes the other day.
I had a spoonfull of sugar in my oatmeal today....