There's a lot of media attention to American Obesity.
And many folks point out that part of the problem is that here in America, we seem to put sugar in everything. I've found this to be true in what I thought were minor but anoying ways.
I've spent far too much time in the grocery aisles hunting for a simple tomato basil sauce that didn't have sugar in it. (I gave up on the marinara hunt). Even in the "whole foods aisles" I found sugar in almost all of the sauces. After diligent searching, I've found two -- one in each grocery store, that don't list sugar or some "equivalent" (like, say, high fructose corn syrup, or corn syrup) as one of the incredients.
I've spend time searching for salad dressings without sugar.
But I never expected that I'd have to start looking for SALT without sugar in it!
Yep. There it is: Dextrose.
What is dextrose? Well, I popped over to WiseGeek and found the following sentence:
"Dextrose is simply a form of glucose. Some food packagers like to use "dextrose" on their packaging instead of "glucose" because they believe that people have negative associations with glucose."
Of course, glucose is one of those things our body needs at least some of. But it does seem nefarious some how to be hiding it in our salt.
It's totally worth the few minutes it will take you to read that article.