I am that person who doesn’t have a sweet tooth–I have sweet teeth! With summer around the corner, I cant help but think of all the delicious treats there are to eat! Clearly, I love sugar; maybe a little too much–maybe that why I have so much energy.
Anyway, sugar and summer go together like peanut butter and jelly. Another reason I love this time of year is because Starbucks has their Frappy Hour from 3 pm- 6 pm, if you don’t already know. I have to say their new S’more Frappuccino is delicious–but fair warning, if you don’t like things too sweet, like my mother, this Frappucino may not be your favorite. Regardless, Starbucks knows what’s up in the sugar department.
Strawberry Shortcake Ice cream bars are my favorite summer time treat. They are to die for and very delicious and the fact that they are cute to look at, is an added plus. My addiction to sugar has found its way into an info graphic I’ve created (click on the thumbnail to see the full view). This info graphic covers a westernized view of the sweets people prefer to eat. Comment below and tell me what your favorite summertime treat is?
To get your taste buds ready for this summer’s delicious treats, here is a list of America’s Best: “Top 10 Sweets” according to Food Network. Enjoy!
“AMERICA’S BEST: TOP 10 SWEETS”
Food Network Magazine’s list of the top ten best desserts in the US.
Best Beer-Spiked Cupcake: Miette, San Francisco and Oakland, CA
Best Drinkable Dessert: Parkesdale Farm Market, Plant City, FL
Best Pie on a Stick: Kermit’s West Lime Shoppe, Key West and Deland, FL
Best Exotic Ice Cream: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, Columbus, OH
Best-Dressed Doughnuts: The Donut Man, Glendora, CA
Best Little Box of Chocolate: Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier, Madison, WI
Best Upside-Down Frozen Treat: Ted Drewes, St. Louis
Best Flaming Treat: Brennan’s, New Orleans
Best Spin on Souffle: Falai, New York City
Best Big Whoopie: Two Fat Cats Bakery, Portland, ME
In honor of National Candy Day, I’m going to talk about something that is somewhat related. Diabetes. There was a time I was concerned for my health and my doctor thought I could have diabetes. I was really worried and thought “Hmm I guess that makes sense, I do love my sweets more than the average person”. My friends agreed as well so there, it was settled. Turns out I do not have diabetes. I don’t know about most people but I was under the notion that diabetes was caused by eating too much sugar.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and although I don’t have diabetes, I know someone who does. And I think its great to learn more information about this subject because I’m sure other people are or were under the same notion I was.
The cause of both type I and type II diabetes is widely unknown. Type I diabetes attacks the “insulin producing cells” in the pancreas. Because of the lack of insulin, sugar builds up in the bloodstream instead of absorbing in the body. There is a similar situation with type II diabetes. In type II diabetes the cells in the body become resilient to insulin. The sugar-filled energy from the body goes into the bloodstream instead of being adsorbed into the cells.
The American Diabetes Association organization (ADA) is doing everything in their power to get Americans to live a healthier lifestyle, prevent, and handle diabetes. This years theme is “America Gets Cooking to Stop Diabetes® which is presented by Sun Life Financial”. The ADA has dedicated a title for everyday of the week to promote exercise and a balanced diet. The ADA is so dedicated they encourage others to participate in a do-it-yourself fundraiser,” they’re calling Cook to Stop Diabetes. This involves family, friends, and the community coming together for a fun party involving healthy cooking and raising money to stop diabetes.
If you would like to find out more informational facts about diabetes or the ADA visit: