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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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.
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.
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.