Treat Treats As Treats

“Treat treats as treats.”– Micheal Pollan

Anyone who knows me, knows that I have the biggest sweet tooth. I am not so much of a candy person as I am of baked treats. However, it was a long time ago that I was able to metabolize and burn off all the extra fat and sugar. Also, I started becoming more aware of processed and unprocessed foods. I was grossed out when I learned that I was literally putting cancer causing, toxic chemicals in body in the form of preservatives from candy and packaged sweets. Also, it seemed like high-fructose corn syrup or now corn syrup was just plain hard to avoid. Whether HFCS is bad for you or not, any type of processed sugar is bad in the long run. Therefore, it’s best to minimize overall sugar intake. Desserts (including candy) are special occasion food and should be treated as such.

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2 thoughts on “Treat Treats As Treats

  1. i’m not a candy person myself..never even was when i was a kid. except for random things like Peeps. But regular dessert is yummy. My roommate and i have given up HFCS in the past year and it has forced us to make things even more than we used to (even though we used to bake a lot anyway). I think it’s a person by person basis, though, whether they can handle sweets every day. I can. Roomie has a bigger sweet tooth than i do, but he usually influences me into eating whatever either of us bakes..so we end up having dessert not every day, but more often than not. I think the key is to eat healthy stuff IN ADDITION.

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