Anyone who has spent any time thinking about their diet, has put thought into the topic of sugar. And if you have paid attention to recent industry marketing, it is hard to avoid seeing how the sugar and processed food industries are trying to convince everyone that High Fructose Corn Syrup is "natural" and just as healthy as table sugar.
And they are right, both are deadly.
Dr Robert Lustig Put on a presentation a while back called "Sugar: The Bitter Truth" and a copy of this was posted to the internet on YouTube. If you have never seen this, then you are missing out a great deal of information on your diet.
The video is rather long and complex, so the fine folks at Underground Wellness made a short version.
Here is the short version:
And the full version (Warning: Contains Biochemistry):
Watch either one of these and you should come away with the following:
- Your body can't use Fructose for energy.
- We consume Much more Fructose than we did in the past.
- All that Fructose goes straight into fat, with several very negative side effects along the way.
So why is this important? We all know that we need to stop eating so many desserts, right?
The core issue is that with the removal of fats from the American diet, sugar has become the replacement for flavor. look at the ingredients on your bread, yogurt, cereal, almost anything you get in a package has sugar in it today. Any if you weren't looking, you would never know.
Some food for thought. :)Updated by mhanch at Thu Feb 24, 2011, 09:19:10 PM
I should have said that "your body can't use Fructose immediately for energy". My error was noted below.
I appreciate the discussion! Thanks.