Does sugar make us fat and sick?
Like fat in the 80s and 90s, sugar is the new nutritional devil. Sugar is the scapegoat for all of our woes. Got cancer? Well sugar feeds cancer! Got diabetes? You ate too much sugar; better cut back! Your kid's hyperactive? Clearly they've been eating too many Twinkies. And don't forget: Sugar is more addictive than cocaine and heroin! But is this "truth" too sweet to swallow?
Free yourself from the fear and hysteria surrounding sugar.
Pundits, politicians, medical professionals, and hucksters alike bombard us with their scaremongering. We're reminded often of the high rates of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and other diseases, and we're encouraged - sometimes even mandated - to reduce our risk. Amidst the hysteria, everyone is looking for something to blame. Sugar has become a scapegoat. In fact, sugar has been called "the new tobacco". But the evidence against sugar is practically non-existent.
It's time to face the sweet, sweet truth.
The consumption of high-fructose corn syrup has declined in the US since 1999, but people continue getting fatter, so there must be another explanation for the obesity epidemic besides overconsumption of candy and soda. It's facts like these that make Joey's Lott's latest book, In Defense of Sugar, a must-hear. Lott cuts through the nonsense being sold by the likes of Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Joseph Mercola - the "anti-sugarists" - by digging deep into the scientific studies. And what do those studies say? That sugar, when included in a well-rounded diet, is not only not harmful but may even be beneficial. Let's put it this way: If fructose is really so dangerous, early humans would have dropped dead from eating all that tropical fruit before they had time to create the next generation.
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Sugar is Good For You?
- Jim "The Impatient"