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Is Sugar Toxic?…The Bitter Truth Part 2

May 21st, 2012

 

Is Sugar Toxic?

Sugar

 

What is the current recommendation for sugar intake?

The American Heart Association recommends a maximum of 6 teaspoons of added sugar for women and 9 for men.

The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council recommend consuming only moderate amounts of sugars and foods containing added sugars.

 

 Is Sugar Toxic?

 

Tips on how to reduce your sugar intake:

1) First you have to believe it is important to reduce your sugar intake.

2) Start by looking at your diet on a daily basis and seeing how much sugar you eat “incidentally.” By that, I mean the hidden source of sugar in foods and drinks that you might not consider as sweet and not naturally recognise as part of your sugar intake. For example, bread, sauces, salad dressings, low fat foods, processed and fast foods.

3) Aim to reduce your sugar intake to no more than 1 or 2 teaspoon per day.

» Read more: Is Sugar Toxic?…The Bitter Truth Part 2

Is Sugar Toxic?…The Bitter Truth Part 1

May 18th, 2012

According to Dr Robert Lustig…

“Sugar is not just empty calorie that makes us fat but sugar is a Poison!!”

Dr Robert Lustig is a paediatric endocrinologist and a leading expert in childhood obesity at the University of California in San Francisco.

Dr Robert Lustig

 

In Dr Lustig’s view, sugar should be thought of like cigarettes and alcohol, as something that is killing us. Sugar is like a toxic substance that people abuse.

Dr Lustig claims that sugar is to blame for diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer. He calls high-fructose corn syrup “the most demonized additive known to man.

Our body handles fructose and glucose differently. Fructose is metabolised primarily by the liver, while the glucose from sugar and starches is metabolised by every cell in the body. When our liver is put under strain by excessive amount of sugar (glucose and fructose), fructose is converted to fat such as LDL cholesterol that increases the risk for heart disease.

 

Dr Sanjay Gupta - Is Sugar Toxic?

 

In a recent episode of 60 Minutes titled “Is Sugar Toxic”, Dr. Sanja Gupta interviewed Dr. Robert Lustig where he recommends eliminating all sugar from our diet and insists that sugar should be regulated just like cigarettes and alcohol.

Check out the expression on Jim’s face, the guy from the Board of the Sugar Association at the 11.00 minute segment of the interview.

 

» Read more: Is Sugar Toxic?…The Bitter Truth Part 1