The Difficulty of Tracking Sugar in Processed Foods

There is an epidemic of obesity in our society which is caused in a large part by the amount of sugar calories in our diet. A new study has provided more evidence of how difficult it is to track the amount of sugar in processed foods. The biggest problem is the many different names sugar is called because suppliers don’t want to admit that they are adding sugar to their food products. The study found that more than 2/3 of processed foods contain added sugar. This makes processed foods a poor dietary choice for limiting sugar intake to healthy levels.

Last year, the World Health Organization said people around the globe are consuming too much sugar and should reduce their intake to just 12 teaspoons a day, or 6 teaspoons for “additional health benefits.” A single can of cola has about 10 teaspoons of sugar.

Protect Democracy by Being an Informed Voter

Information access and research are important to ensure democracy can function. There is a need to combat apathy and get people out to make an informed vote. We shouldn’t take democracy for granted. People have risked their lives for it and it is threatened every day by secrecy and backroom deals. Harper, the Tories and…

Dream AND Do

James Clear has written some excellent articles and his recent one in Entrepreneur on persistence has a valuable perspective which you should read. He writes: “How do creative geniuses come up with great ideas? They work and edit and rewrite and retry and pull out their genius through sheer force of will and perseverance. They…

Advance in the direction of your dreams

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) American author, poet, philosopher, polymath, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading…

Ottawa Fury FC TD Place Debut

S Gallery: Responsive jQuery Gallery Plugin with CSS3 Animations On Sunday July 20 the Ottawa Fury Football Club had its first game in TD Place setting a North American Soccer League (NASL) record with over 14,500 people in attendance. Click on a thumbnail picture in the gallery to enlarge and focus on it. A low…

How Do YOU Make People Feel?

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou(April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an american poet, civil rights activist, dancer, film producer, television producer, playwright, film director, author, actress, professor and mentor to Oprah Winfrey. More information…

Cute Dogs

Poster that was on the ceiling at my most recent Doctor appointment. Guess which were my top 2 choices.

2014 Olympic Men’s Hockey Prediction

My predictions for the 2014 Men’s Olympic hockey tournament. Tuesday February 18 Slovenia vs Austria –> Slovenia (already determined) Norway vs Russia –> Russia (already ahead) Latvia vs Switzerland –> Switzerland Slovakia vs Czech Republic –> Slovakia (will be a close toss up) Wednesday February 19 Sweden vs Slovenia –> Sweden Finland vs Russia –>…

What is the value of Questions?

The value of questions is explored in a day at the park.

Get Hit and Keep Moving Forward

“Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning’s done.” Rocky Balboa (Sylvestor Stallone)(from the movie Rocky 6)