6. Questions & Answers
Well, you’ve pretty well eliminated any possible sweetener I could use. Isn’t there anything we can use to add extra sweetening to our food that isn’t harmful?
If you are having fruit meals, you can add dried fruits for a concentrated sweet flavor. In connection with that, you can also consider date sugar as probably the least harmful of all concentrated sweeteners. Although made entirely from dates, date sugar is still not an optimum food because it is usually dried at a high temperature before being powdered.
Another difficulty with using any added sweetening to foods is that it generally leads to unsuitable food combinations, unless the foods are fruits (which probably don’t require extra sweetening in the first place).
If you’re eating a proper diet, high in fresh fruits, your sweet tooth will be well satisfied without any concentrated sugars.
My husband is a diabetic, and we’ve been using artificial sweeteners instead of refined sugars. We’re going to stop now since we’ve learned about the carcinogenic (cancer-causing) properties of these additives. But can he start to eat a lot of fruit, since he is diabetic?
Fructose, as it exists in fruits, has a greater advantage for diabetics than other sugars. Unlike other sugars, fructose does not require insulin to get into the liver and the body cells. So when you eat fresh fruits high in fructose (natural sugar), there’s no sudden demand for insulin, which diabetics cannot produce in adequate amounts. Similarly, fructose in fruits is also an ideal sugar for hypoglycemics. Remember, don’t get this confused with the refined fructose (the white powder) which should not be used by diabetics, or anyone else for that matter.
I’ve heard so many good things about honey. I just can’t believe it could be as bad for you as you say. We have our own bees, and I think they give us the best sweetener available.
People who have milk cows frequently make the same statement when they are told about the harmfulness of milk products. People that hunt and kill their own meat also think that because they are getting their product “fresh,” it must somehow negate the bad aspects of the food.
I congratulate you on having bees around. They perform a very vital job in the garden and orchard by pollinating these plants. But why do you want to rob them in return and eat a food that was made by the bees for themselves alone to eat? Every species has its own food to which it is uniquely adapted. We humans are best suited for the fresh fruits and vegetables of the earth; that is our physiological nature. Bees are best suited to the honey that they make with their own body secretions.
It often takes a long time for the realization that cow’s milk (another animal food) is not suitable for man to eat, even if it is fresh and unprocessed.
The simple truth is that if you are eating a natural and optimum diet of chiefly fresh, raw fruits and vegetables, you will have no desire for a concentrated sweetener like honey in the first place.
This may sound silly, but what about desserts or candies? Without some kind of sweetening, you take a lot of pleasure out of eating. How could I ever make a cake for instance?
You’re not going to like this answer, but you really shouldn’t be eating or making these foods in the first place. I repeat, if you are eating a sufficient amount of fresh or dried fruits throughout the day, you’re not going to want cakes, pies, cookies or candy. You can make a whole meal one big “dessert” if you have an all-fruit meal.
People desire pastries and other sweets when they have neglected the fruit part of their diet. However, don’t use fruits just as a dessert for a conventional meal; this is a poor food combination. Make fruits a whole meal in themselves once, twice or three times a day. You’ll never want pie or cake again once you’ve re-educated your taste buds.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Refined Sweeteners
- 3. Sugar: Where Does It All Come From?
- 4. The Cousins of Sugar
- 5. Some Final Thoughts about Sugars
- 6. Questions & Answers
- Article #1: Why Honey Is A Harmful Food By T.C. Fry
- Article #2: More About Honey By T.C. Fry
- Article #3: Blackstrap Molasses: Super Junk Food By T.C. Fry