Candy and Sweet Treats You Can Make Yourself
The earliest treats came straight from nature such as date palms and other fruit trees, and honeycombs from bee hives. It has only been since the invention of manufactured sugar that the great unwashed have had easy access to sweet and sugary treats.
When I was a child if I wanted a candy bar or gum I had to scrounge for empty soda bottles to return to the store for recycling cash. These days we're pretty much forced to consume sugars as it seems it has been added to virtually all processed foods sold in stores.
Read the labels. Ingredient food labels list sugar content by grams. Since a gram sounds so much smaller than a teaspoon or tablespoon we can easily kid ourselves into thinking it's not that much.
The formula is pretty simple:
4 grams of sugar in a product = one teaspoon of granulated sugar.
Just my own opinion, but I think a diet primarily filled with fresh foods keeping sugary foods and starches to a minimum will tolerate a few candies, cookies and other sweet treats wiithout adding many numbers to the scale. But a regular, unhealthy diet of processed foods and carbs doesn't blend well with tantalizing tongue twisting tidbits. It's a give and take balance.
Home Made Candy Perfect for Sweet Gifts from the Heart
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