Medicine: Sweet Salt

Sweet-toothed citizens, queuing up for the first ration cards the U.S. has seen, heard two hard facts repeated by doctors, dentists, dietitians: 1) we have been eating too much sugar anyway, 2) even if the U.S. sugar ration dropped to zero, we would probably be healthier than we are now. Reasons:

> Rationed white sugar, though it is the purest form of sugar sold, is also, from the nutritional point of view, the poorest. Brown sugar, molasses, maple syrup and honey provide plenty of sugar and vital minerals as well. Fruits, most of which are rich in sugar, also supply vitamins. By...

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