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2021-07-05 12:57:35 PM  
They can have my sugar when they pry it from my cold, dead coffee.
 
2021-07-05 1:05:12 PM  
Whatever you say ad.

Unless you have a some kind of ailment, eat anything you damned well want; just not to much of any one thing. You're a farking omnivore, start acting like it.
 
2021-07-05 1:11:11 PM  
Fascist.
 
2021-07-05 1:22:06 PM  
There are certainly worse things to consume in terms of ecology than refined sugar.

If this is a health care issue, we should discuss it as such. After we have health care as a thing. Author is Canadian though, so they do have that... Whatever. Eh.

I just prefer my sugar either brown or refined a little further into rum.
 
2021-07-05 2:28:16 PM  
My nom de plume is so arcane that you'll never guess it: Mssr Mofaski.
 
2021-07-05 2:31:09 PM  
This looks like crap.

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If the perfectly-posed glamour shot looks this bad can you imagine the disgusting mess this pile of bread and sadness will look like when it is made at home?
 
2021-07-05 2:35:37 PM  
It won't be a war on refined sugars until we have Farkers saying "Trayvon Martin was no angel. He's bought skittles!"
 
2021-07-05 2:50:31 PM  
Madame Labriski is the alter ego of Mériane Labrie who is an entrepreneur, marathon runner, and mother. Her focus is energy snacks.

Welp, I'm sold.
 
2021-07-05 2:56:10 PM  
Everything about this woman screams "fake", including the accent. I wouldn't try any of her recipes.
 
2021-07-05 2:56:52 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: This looks like crap.

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If the perfectly-posed glamour shot looks this bad can you imagine the disgusting mess this pile of bread and sadness will look like when it is made at home?


No thats strawberries ON crap. Get it right
 
2021-07-05 3:03:22 PM  

Boudyro: Whatever you say ad.

Unless you have a some kind of ailment, eat anything you damned well want; just not to much of any one thing. You're a farking omnivore, start acting like it.


I agree with this wholeheartedly but unfortunately, "moderation" is very rarely promoted as a guiding principle in America for one simple reason: it's bad for business -- in this case, the industrial food business, the diet business, the health insurance business all loathe the idea of moderation because it threatens their profits and anything that threatens profits must be annihilated.
 
2021-07-05 3:07:42 PM  

lifeslammer: Bill_Wick's_Friend: This looks like crap.

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If the perfectly-posed glamour shot looks this bad can you imagine the disgusting mess this pile of bread and sadness will look like when it is made at home?

No thats strawberries ON crap. Get it right


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2021-07-05 3:24:58 PM  
The Archies - Sugar, Sugar (Original 1969 Music Video)
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2021-07-05 3:35:32 PM  
If you replace refined sugar with 100 grams of date puree, you're still getting a buttload of sugar. It's not better for you just because it's "natural."
 
2021-07-05 3:59:49 PM  
I get biblical plague level skin lesions if i eat sugar. Something like 3% of the population have the condition but few people realize the cause

Besides that though i recently noticed when i eat a bunch of sweets it makes me feel an uneasy, nervous anxiety, like when you're about to go give a speech or ask someone on a date

It sucks because i really love sugar. Even though most people understand how unhealthy it is, i think sugar is responsible for a lot more ailments than people realize
 
2021-07-05 4:17:53 PM  
You can fark that sky-high.
 
2021-07-05 4:19:28 PM  
She doesn't have a Point.
 
2021-07-05 5:23:02 PM  

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Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy
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2021-07-05 5:55:22 PM  
good riddance.
 
2021-07-05 6:30:26 PM  
I agree with it. I just don't think people should be dicks about their decisions.
 
2021-07-05 6:34:15 PM  
Refined sugar in baked goods and other occasional treats is fine.

It's that they put sugar and high-fructose corn syrup in everything that's killing us.
 
2021-07-05 7:25:18 PM  

spiralscratch: Refined sugar in baked goods and other occasional treats is fine.

It's that they put sugar and high-fructose corn syrup in everything that's killing us.


I firmly believe that the rise of adult onset diabetes and other now-common maladies in this country is directly linked to the beginnings of industrialized food science that coincided with the rise of suburbs in the late 40s and 50s. Ever since then, the consumers in this country have been bombarded with artificial foodstuffs and other highly processed dreck at supermarkets that absolutely wreck our digestive systems and bodies leaving us at the mercy of the privatized, amoral health insurance industry.
 
2021-07-05 7:46:28 PM  
We eat a fark-ton of refined sugar. Once you start looking it's hidden in everything. Cutting way the hell back would reduce our horrible dental decay and diabetes rates tremendously. That said the author is liar, an idiot, or both. Her substitutes like date puree are chock full of sugar and are just as full of calories and high glycemic index badness as the White Death.
 
2021-07-05 8:22:46 PM  
anuran

high glycemic index badness as the White Death.


Dates at least have some fiber and micronutrients.
 
2021-07-05 8:26:56 PM  

ImOscar: spiralscratch: Refined sugar in baked goods and other occasional treats is fine.

It's that they put sugar and high-fructose corn syrup in everything that's killing us.

I firmly believe that the rise of adult onset diabetes and other now-common maladies in this country is directly linked to the beginnings of industrialized food science that coincided with the rise of suburbs in the late 40s and 50s. Ever since then, the consumers in this country have been bombarded with artificial foodstuffs and other highly processed dreck at supermarkets that absolutely wreck our digestive systems and bodies leaving us at the mercy of the privatized, amoral health insurance industry.


The reality is fat, sugar and/or salt are delicious and cheap. The food industry doesn't care which it has to use to get our money, but it will always be one of those three. Science figured out to much salt is bad, it also erroneously determined saturated fat was bad when it wasn't*, that's why we are on sugar now.


* Turns out Trans Fats are absolutely horrible, but the fats you get from actual food aren't. Saturated fat is only really bad when combined with sedentary lifestyle. If we move our asses regularly it's fine in sensible eating. Poly and Monounsaturated fats are good for us.
 
2021-07-05 8:45:17 PM  

yohohogreengiant: There are certainly worse things to consume in terms of ecology than refined sugar.

If this is a health care issue, we should discuss it as such. After we have health care as a thing. Author is Canadian though, so they do have that... Whatever. Eh.

I just prefer my sugar either brown or refined a little further into rum.


Run isn't made from refined sugar.  It's from molasses or (in the French Caribbean) the sugar cane juice.

So the good news is that you don't have to choose between them!
 
2021-07-05 11:06:31 PM  

spiralscratch: Refined sugar in baked goods and other occasional treats is fine.

It's that they put sugar and high-fructose corn syrup in everything that's killing us.


Why is it in bread? Or ketchup? For gods sake, why is American ketchup sweet? It's revolting. Get a big enough glob and there's an almost cinnamon-like aftertaste. Blech.
 
2021-07-06 12:01:17 AM  
"My Vegan Valentine"???
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/sorry, brought from the "NHL goalie takes a mortar to the chest" thread
 
2021-07-06 1:02:20 AM  

I May Be Crazy But...: yohohogreengiant: There are certainly worse things to consume in terms of ecology than refined sugar.

If this is a health care issue, we should discuss it as such. After we have health care as a thing. Author is Canadian though, so they do have that... Whatever. Eh.

I just prefer my sugar either brown or refined a little further into rum.

Run isn't made from refined sugar.  It's from molasses or (in the French Caribbean) the sugar cane juice.

So the good news is that you don't have to choose between them!


Mmm, can be made from sugar wash. The standards for rum are incredibly loose. Recall its history. Rum is literally the essence of industrial waste.
 
2021-07-06 6:12:21 AM  

Snatch Bandergrip: spiralscratch: Refined sugar in baked goods and other occasional treats is fine.

It's that they put sugar and high-fructose corn syrup in everything that's killing us.

Why is it in bread?


Sugar is used in bread because it feeds the yeast, allowing the dough to proof more quickly.  Ideally, the sugar will be completely consumed by the yeast, leaving a net zero amount in the finished loaf.  You can skip the sugar entirely (I usually do), but the proofing takes much longer as the fermentation process first has to break down the starch into sugar, which then feeds the yeast.  I typically prepare my bread doughs on Friday evening after work for a Saturday afternoon bake.

The problem is that most people eat mass-produced bread, which typically goes heavy on the sugar (far more than necessary for proofing), and because sugar is hygroscopic, that results in the soft, moist loaf that most people have come to expect.  Virtually all of the bread used in things like fast food hamburger buns will be heavy on the sugar because the public has made it pretty clear that's exactly what they want.
 
2021-07-06 6:36:58 AM  
And FWIW, plain white all-purpose flour has almost no sugar in it (.3g per cup), so if you see a nutrition label like the one below (it's for King's Hawaiian rolls), you know they add a lot more sugar than is necessary for proofing.

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2021-07-06 10:34:41 AM  
The Crepes of Wrath: Snatch Bandergrip: spiralscratch: Refined sugar in baked goods and other occasional treats is fine.

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It's that they put sugar and high-fructose corn syrup in everything that's killing us.
is it in bread?

Sugar is used in bread because it feeds the yeast, allowing the dough to proof more quickly.  Ideally, the sugar will be completely consumed by the yeast, leaving a net zero amount in the finished loaf.  You can skip the sugar entirely (I usually do), but the proofing takes much longer as the fermentation process first has to break down the starch into sugar, which then feeds the yeast.  I typically prepare my bread doughs on Friday evening after work for a Saturday afternoon bake.

The problem is that most people eat mass-produced bread, which typically goes heavy on the sugar (far more than necessary for proofing), and because sugar is hygroscopic, that results in the soft, moist loaf that most people have come to expect.  Virtually all of the bread used in things like fast food hamburger buns will be heavy on the sugar because the public has made it pretty clear that's exactly what they want.


A dietician, I believe it was Andrew Weil, points out that if you crave chocolate then eat some chocolate
Don't decide to have chocolate cake instead, it is the white flour that is doing you in, It isn't that bread has sugar, it is that bread IS sugar White flour is so refined that it is readily reduced to glucose Beer makers can tell you when you make a wort it starts out bitter and turns sweet Leave a ball of wonder bread in your mouth and the amylase in your saliva will turn it into sweet sugar in your mouth Whole grains are reduced slower and thus healthier
 
2021-07-06 4:18:10 PM  

The Crepes of Wrath: Snatch Bandergrip: spiralscratch: Refined sugar in baked goods and other occasional treats is fine.

It's that they put sugar and high-fructose corn syrup in everything that's killing us.

Why is it in bread?

Sugar is used in bread because it feeds the yeast, allowing the dough to proof more quickly.  Ideally, the sugar will be completely consumed by the yeast, leaving a net zero amount in the finished loaf.  You can skip the sugar entirely (I usually do), but the proofing takes much longer as the fermentation process first has to break down the starch into sugar, which then feeds the yeast.  I typically prepare my bread doughs on Friday evening after work for a Saturday afternoon bake.

The problem is that most people eat mass-produced bread, which typically goes heavy on the sugar (far more than necessary for proofing), and because sugar is hygroscopic, that results in the soft, moist loaf that most people have come to expect.  Virtually all of the bread used in things like fast food hamburger buns will be heavy on the sugar because the public has made it pretty clear that's exactly what they want.


Sugar, yes, not corn syrup.
 
2021-07-06 4:39:34 PM  
Can we just stop making everything so damn sweet? Not all bread needs to be sweet. Same with pasta sauces. If I want something sweet I'll go for a piece of candy.

And goddam it McDonald's, stop giving me sweet tea when I order an iced tea.
 
2021-07-06 6:21:14 PM  

I May Be Crazy But...: yohohogreengiant: There are certainly worse things to consume in terms of ecology than refined sugar.

If this is a health care issue, we should discuss it as such. After we have health care as a thing. Author is Canadian though, so they do have that... Whatever. Eh.

I just prefer my sugar either brown or refined a little further into rum.

Run isn't made from refined sugar.  It's from molasses or (in the French Caribbean) the sugar cane juice.

So the good news is that you don't have to choose between them!


Also, brown sugar is regular sugar with molasses mixed into it.
Why I NEVER buy brown sugar
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/so just drink rum, everyone!
 
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