As everyone embarks on their “get fit and eat healthy” New Years Resolutions, I’m reminded of my favorite quote about the worst non-food that people eat everyday: sugar.
William Dufty in his book Sugar Blues writes:
“After all, heroin is nothing but a chemical. They take the juice of the poppy and they refine it into opium and then they refine it to morphine and finally to heroin. Sugar is nothing but a chemical. They take the juice of the cane or the beet and they refine it to molasses and then they refine it to brown sugar and finally to strange white crystals.”
He also states:
“the difference between sugar addiction and narcotic addiction is largely one of degree.”
Giving up sugar should not be a New Years Resolution. You shouldn’t be eating it at all!
Once you get over the addiction of sugar, honey and fruit are plenty sweet and satisfying.