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"Sugar: The Bitter Truth"

April 19th, 2011

The New York Times has a good write-up and review of Dr. Robert Lustig's 2009, viral video explaining the detrimental and misunderstood facts about sugar. By sugar, he elaborates, he means any kind from the much-demonized High Fructose Corn Syrup to the more common sucrose (aka sugar) we are told lately is the better form of sugar.

In a riveting 1 hour and 29 minutes Lustig takes us through the chemistry of how sugar is broken down (or, in this case not broken down) by our bodies. The case he makes is a serious one: In our zeal to remove fat from foods and make them taste good, we have replaced fats with sugars. The only problem is, sugars are not better than fat and the volume and pervasiveness of sugar as a central ingredient to almost all foods makes it much more dangerous.

It's an important piece to watch.

Also see:
[The New York Times: Is Sugar Toxic?]

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