As of late, I’ve been trying to eat healthy- haven’t we all? In that vein I ran onto some very interesting information in a book I read called “Empowering Your Heath” by Dr. Asa Andrews from Nashville (thank you Thad by the way for the recommendation).
Here is a little quote from the book:
“In the 1700s, people consumed approximately four pounds of sugar per year; in the early 1900’s people consumed approximately five pounds of sugar per year; today; the average American consumes an astounding two to three pounds of sugar per week.”
(page 164 of the book)
That’s A LOT of sugar. It made me think of Tom Friedman’s self portrait out of sugar cubes that I wanted to share with you here, but I can’t find an image of it.
Here are two pieces of artwork that I did find on line, and one specific artist: Brendan Jamison (http://www.brendanjamison.com/) who did a whole series in sugar cubes. Enjoy, looking at these will have no effect on your sugar intake for this week!