We made waffles with a THIRD of the sugar in the recipe and the kids are absolutely bouncing. I shudder to think what carnage we’d be seeing if it was the full amount.
Speculating a bit, this sugar excess is probably a result of the free (read: under-regulated) market. Food corps are incentivised towards taste over health (because you can fool people with claims of “low fat” etc. but you can’t fool the tongue) and so add sugar, conditioning consumers to crave sugary sweetness, and so on.
@cbowdon Yup, and add to that the evolutionary still deeply engrined desire of the human body to put on reserves for bad times, something western societies definitely no longer need to do. This instinct adds to the craving. I found that supplementing sugar with Stebia actually works very well for me, reducing callory intake by a lot. :)
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