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Monday, November 05, 2012

I'm thankful for sugars

I'm thankful for sugars. Not only do I like to eat them -- more than I should -- but they are extremely important. Persons in need of serious medical attention are often given glucose. A sugar is the product of photosynthesis, so that all other types of food molecule are produced from sugar. Cellulose, found in paper and some types of fabric, and in wood, is a polymer of sugar. DNA and RNA, which control the structure of cells, and, ultimately, the characteristics of living things, including individual humans, have a sugar as one of their building blocks.

The writer of Proverbs warned about being too much in love with sweetness: 
25:16 Have you found honey?
Eat as much as is sufficient for you,
lest you eat too much, and vomit it.

 

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