Last updated on August 26th, 2017
- finding “hidden sugar” on food labels (learn its many names),
- exercising to lose weight (don’t bother),
- and eating like a Revolutionary War soldier (mix flour and water, form into a cake, cook over an open flame).
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#22 The many names of sugar
According to the website “Sugar Science: The Unsweetened Truth,” sugar is added to 74% of packaged foods. The added sugar goes by many names, and the site lists 61 of them.
#23 Sweating on a summer’s day
When the weather warms up, and the ice melts, there’s a big jump in public displays of breaking a sweat. If people are running or walking for the sake of general fitness and well-being, or to get ready to compete in a foot-race, more power to them. But if they are exerting themselves in the hot sun for the purpose of losing weight, then they need to stop and think.
#24 Firecakes with a side of nothing
The question for today is historical: What did American soldiers eat during the Revolutionary War? If they ate anything at all, of course, because sometimes food was scarce.
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