Too Much of a Good Thing

Saw this over at Diet Blog

Sugar Consumption on Rise Worldwide
Reuters: “Our diet keeps getting sweeter, due in large part to the popularity of sugary soft drinks and other sweetened beverages, according to a new study. North Carolina researchers report that the average daily consumption of sugar and other calorie-containing sweeteners worldwide jumped 74 calories from 1962 to 2000. In the U.S., the jump in sweet calories was even greater – 83 calories per day from 1977 to 1996. Most of those extra sweet calories – 80 percent – came from sugary soft drinks and fruit drinks, researchers report in the November issue of the journal Obesity Research.”[via Diet Blog]

Aside from this I still like sugar. Maybe because the alternative is I either get really sick or I die. Sugar substitutes don’t agree with me.