Jacques Peretti makes a very good case for the theory that people are not lazy and greedy but addicted to high fructose corn syrup in our foods - almost all our foods: meat, bread, savoury snacks, soft drinks and most processed foods and ready meals, many 'health' foods. Fructose,lactose, maltose, dextrose, glucose, almost anything on the label ending on 'ose' is a sugar. Fructose has been found to interfere with the hormone leptin which controls appetite....!
The evidence against added sugars is mounting and the food industry are beginnning to sound defensive, like the tobacco industry when they were under pressure to come clean about the dangers of tobacco - cigarettes were 'good for you' not so very long ago!
Sugar has always been a bit of a problem for me - bursts of energy then overcome by tiredness, mood highs and lows..
Today I give up sugar.
(Did I really just say that? Now I'll have to stick to it..)