I am a person too. I saw snack and will craves for it because I know they are filled with wonder- the salt, sugar and fat. That's what makes a snack so irresistible.
I know how addictive that was especially during stress period. We eat and eat, and still eating.
I makes trips to supermarket like everyone does and did went to the snack section. I am glad that I am able to repress my craves to purchase the items. I know once it is in my house, I will not stop.
Snacks that are high in salt, sugar and fat are unhealthy for us. I am a human too. I know how it is like to not have this at all (that is why snack company still exist). But, if we can all think again before opening the snack package, it will make a difference.
The issue of brown sugar and white sugar really is not that big of a deal. I came to notice it as food manufacturer is trying to use brown sugar as a healthier option to sugar. I questioned if it is really the case.
There were 2 types of brown sugar- refined brown sugar and unrefined brown sugar. In order to understand the difference between white and brown sugar, let's look at how white sugar is produced. White sugar is made by bleaching the molasses out from sugar beets at the last stage of production. Before the molasses is removed, it is really brown sugar. That is our unrefined brown sugar.
However, brown sugar can also be made through the addition of molasses back into our white sugar, making it a refined brown sugar. Of course, we will not be able to identify which type of brown sugar in any of the food product as it is not required by law.
Why should we choose between brown and white sugar? The difference is the presence of molasses that impart more flavors to our food such as beverage tea and oatmeals. Is brown sugar better in terms of health? Probably, no! Most brown sugar is the refined one- meaning more processing performed for those who prefer to take minimally processed food. In fact from the caloric value point of view, white sugar score 16kcal while brown sugar 17kcal.
I like to use it to match food such as oatmeals. Brown sugar tasted very well with oatmeals. Too much sugar can be detrimental to your health, so watch your sugar intake!