“Sugar is the new tobacco!” Now that’s a sound bite that will get your blood running. It’s one of a slew of screaming headlines that quickly caught my attention during that first full work week in January. Of course, it was meant to be an attention-grabber; after all, a headline such as “Health experts stress sensible sugar consumption in daily diet” just doesn’t cut it, does it?
But first, let me explain where this most recent attack on sugar comes from, the UK. Yes, the same place that’s home to Downton Abby as well as Cadbury Dairy Milk, Basset’s Allsorts Licorice and Tunnock’s Teacakes.