Someone I know had shared a great little video of someone making camp bread in a zip lock bag (a clever idea really) but with the following caption:
|Screen shot from my Facebook|
People commenting and posting things without doing any research is one things that really winds me up.
I don't need to tell many of you, but a little sugar is often needed in bread, for the yeast to activate, for the crust and for the taste. Now American bread is certainly sweeter than English but most of us add sugar, I know some french breads and sour dough's don't.
When I pointed this out he then started to tell me that sugar is just "empty calories" with "no nutritional value".
I think this idea of blaming sugar is wrong.
What's wrong is people's inertia. If you're sat on your ass all day then it's easy to blame sugar for your increased girth.
There's no such thing as empty calories, it's all fuel for the fire. If you've ever sat on a roof in the middle of a cold January with rain beating down on you for 9 hours a day, you will understand that that chocolate bar you ate at lunch is giving you the energy to get back out there and keep earning your living. Or that night your lambing and been up for hours, that sugary breakfast helps you get the kids ready for school.
People love to tell us what is good and bad for us when they don't know what our bodies are going through. My whole body is adapted to my lifestyle, I eat a lot because I burn a lot of fuel, some of that happens to be sugar, I eat many other things that provide the other essentials for life, but sometimes I just need a bit of extra energy.
What's your take on sugars current reputation?
Do you eat much sugar in your diet?