Sugar, Diet and the Food Industry

By Romain Behar — Own work, Public Domain,

If you have ever asked yourself, when did diets begin? You can find the original Banting diet online. It is named after Willam Banting who was very successful in losing a lot of weight and keeping it off. He went to see a doctor, who today would be an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. Banting went to see him because he was losing his hearing. But in the language of the 1840s, he was a very corpulent man. In other words, he was…



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