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.
©2015 Sarah Haydock, Joey Lott (P)2015 Sarah Haydock, Joey Lott
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Mr. Lott, makes a pretty good argument. Before you start that detox program, you may want to listen to this. It gets a little scientificey at times, but the main jest is what is important. We are always looking for one culprit and today that is sugar. It used to be meat. It used to be bread. It used to be potatoes.
I am guessing that we just need to eat a rounded diet. My wife and I went to Europe some years ago and in two weeks, I never saw a fat person. What we found, was that for breakfast it was normal to eat a little cheese, a little fish, a little meat, a little bread, etc, In America we want to eat one thing, so we don't get the nutrient we need and we get fat and we get sick.
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