You’ve probably been reading a lot lately about how sugars endanger your health. For years, fat was a four-letter word. We were urged to banish it from our diets whenever possible, and we were led to believe it was not sugar but fat that was so bad for us and caused weight gain and disease.
Back in 1972, a British scientist and professor of nutrition, John Yudkin, claimed that sugar - not fat - was the greatest danger to our health. At that time his findings were universally ridiculed and his reputation was ruined. He wrote a book called “Pure, White, and Deadly.” He stated, “If only a small fraction of what we know about the effects of sugar were to be revealed in relation to any other material used as a food additive, that material would promptly be banned.” The book did well, but Yudkin paid a high price for it. Prominent nutritionists combined with the food industry to destroy his reputation, and his career never recovered. He died in 1995, a disappointed, large...
A few years ago my husband and I had an opportunity to travel to Italy. We were able to travel to many different cities and see many different sites. One of our favorite days was in the hills outside Sorrento. We had a tour of a small, family-owned olive oil 'factory'. The making of the olive oil was so interesting. We were able to watch as the huge containers of freshly picked olives were dumped into water, rinsed by conveyor, and put into a vat to separate stems and debris. They were then crushed and the pits were removed and ultimately the most beautiful, pure, and delicious olive oil was produced. We were able to watch the entire process at the end I was handed my own bottle of fresh, real Italian olive oil. I was also given a label to create my own ‘brand’ of olive oil.
Wonderful pure healthy olive oil.