Sugar, an Important Part of Any Balanced Diet?*
Next time you are in a supermarket, pick up a box of sugar and look on the side. You will probably see the following statement:
“Sugar is a 100% natural simple carbohydrate. Carbohydrates are an important part of any balanced diet.”
These statements are like those of a logical proof, the conclusion of which might be: “Therefore, sugar is an important part of any balanced diet.” Perhaps the sugar manufacturers want you to reach this illogical conclusion.
The conclusion would follow if the second line were, “Simple carbohydrates are an important part of any balanced diet,”or “All carbohydrates are an important part of any balanced diet,” neither of which is true.
*From Robert Chuckrow, The Intelligent Dieter’s Guide, Rising Mist Publications, Briarcliff Manor, NY, 1997.
©Copyright 1997 by Robert Chuckrow
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