The Bitter Truth About Sugar

August 15, 2011

It's not a secret that sugar is not so sweet for human health, but many people may not realize just how damaging it really is. 

In this video, Dr. Robert Lustig, explains why the fructose molecule is the underlying cause of the obesity epidemic. He offers unconventional ideas such as requiring ID for kids to buy soda and why even fruit isn't so healthy. 

As a nutritionist and ex-sugar junkie, I happen to agree with Dr. Lustig's point of view. By increasing healthy fat and protein I have been able to cut sugar out entirely. Complex carbohydrates such as quinoa, sweet potatoes, and beets are satisfying and meet the body's carb requirements. 

The quality of the calories is what matters! 

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