Hello everyone…. today let’s talk about our favourite SWEET TOOTH…
According to the dictionary….it means that….. someone is said to have a sweet tooth if he has a craving or strong fondness for sweet foods. The term sweet tooth was coined in the 1300s, using the word tooth to describe tasty or delicious food.
I am sure that goes with most of us. We like to cook and eat sweet dishes like Gulab Jamun, jalebi, shrikhand, ras malai. We are in the culture of not only eating sweets but also cakes and many processed foods and drinks….and if we don’t get anything…. chocolates are there always.
But have we given a thought even our relationship too, are given this SWEETNESS …..SWEETY, SWEETHEART, sweet child. We gift chocolate bouquets to our beloved ones. How often do we give sweet to comfort a child or our own inner child?
Now allow me to add little BITTER taste to this….
Research has shown that excess sugar’s impact on obesity and diabetes is well known, but one area that may surprise many men is how their taste for sugar can have a serious impact on their heart health,” says Dr Frank Hu, professor of nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Perhaps surprisingly, or not, Sugarcane has become an increasingly indicated homoeopathic prescription. Tinus Smits introduced his proving of the remedy made from sugar cane to the homeopathic community in 1995. Saccharum officinale is a homeopathic medicine made from the fresh juice of the sugar-cane, containing minerals and trace elements as Calcium, Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Iron, Sulphur, Zinc and Chromium. It is useful for malnutrition and various mineral and vitamin deficiencies (F.J. Master 2006). This medicine nowadays has helped us in treating children with hyperactivity, mood swings, sibling rivalry, no emotional contact or want of love.
My point is to drive your attention towards this SLOWLY yet VERY ALARMING condition, to control it right from its roots.
Subtracting added sugar from the diet
Reading food labels is one of the best ways to monitor your intake of added sugar. Look for the following names for added sugar and try to either avoid, or cut back on the amount or frequency of the foods where they are found:
- brown sugar
- fruit juice concentrates
- high-fructose corn syrup
- invert sugar
- malt sugar
- syrup sugar molecules ending in “ose” (dextrose, fructose, glucose, lactose, maltose, sucrose).
- Also, keep track of sugar you add to your food or beverages. About half of added sugar comes from beverages, including coffee and tea.
So, friends let your SWEETNESS BE IN WORDS AND DEEDS.