Sugar Plum Fairies

Tonight is magical for children all around the world, it’s Christmas Eve, when “Sugar plum fairies dance in their heads…” as the story goes. These words are from the poem, Twas the Night Before Christmas, by Clement Clark Moore, written nearly 200 years ago, read by Charlie Rose this morning on today’s episode of “CBS, This Morning”.

I’m from Georgia and although we don’t always see snow for Christmas, Southerner’s affectionate names for others include “Sugar”, “Honey Bunch” or “Honey Child” and many other endearments strongly held in tradition. After what I’ve learned about the 76 ways sugar is bad for your health, let’s just say….you can call me “Honey Bunch” instead. Today’s post is short and sweet….pardon the pun, “Honey Child”.

sugar-addictionI guess I must say goodbye to my beloved “sweet tea”. Known as “the house wine of the south.” I’m Tryin’ to Get Over You or I may be finding myself singing the tune of Go Rest High on that Mountain.

It’s time we realize what a drug sugar is. It is time to start treating sugar like tobacco and understand what it does to our bodies and our minds. It is a legal drug, and the world has gotten “hooked”. I used to be addicted to sugar, but I’ve managed to wean myself off, before diabetes set in. Sugar is an addiction, and I know how hard it is to quit. But my new year resolution is to say a final goodbye to sugar…She’s No Good for MeNo Mas Amor.

I’ll enjoy one more gluten free Christmas cookie before I wish everyone a “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night”!


You can access this infographic named “Sugar” under the Resource – Sharable Media – section or you can scroll to the bottom and copy the html code and embed it on your website or blog.

fructose overload infographic

Discover the fructose content of common foods, beverages, sauces, and even sugar substitutes in our infographic “Fructose Overload.” Use the embed code to share it on your website or visit our infographic page for the high-res version.

<img src="" alt="fructose overload infographic" border="0" style="max-width:100%; min-width:300px; margin: 0 auto 20px auto; display:block;"><p style="max-width:800px; min-width:300px; margin:0 auto; text-align:center;">Discover the fructose content of common foods, beverages, sauces, and even sugar substitutes in our infographic "<a href="">Fructose Overload</a>." Visit our infographic page for the high-res version.</p>