Learn a few facts about the sweet stuff hiding in some of your favorite meals and drinks
Here is a great article by Mike Zimmerman about the myths, truths and everything in-between on sugar! Aside from physical exercise, what we put into our bodies is absolutely essential to our all around well being, health, aging, fat retention and/or loss, muscle, etc.
Say anything nasty about sugar and folks will swallow it. Sugar caused the recession. Sugar makes your nipples grow. Sugar keyed your car. Sugar’s crazy—it knifed my cousin down at the corner bar last Saturday night. Somebody should drop a safe on sugar.
Well, maybe. It’s true that sugar is insidious—diabolical, even—and hidden in countless processed foods. It certainly contributes to the obesity crisis. It makes people fat and diabetic. These claims are correct—to a limited and oversimplified extent. But sugar doesn’t point a gun to our heads and force us to eat it. It’s only as big a bogeyman as we make it out to be. We need some truth about sugar. It’s too important. The sugar in our bodies, glucose, is a fundamental fuel for body and brain, says David Levitsky, Ph.D., a professor of psychology and nutritional sciences at Cornell University.
The health threat to the vast American public arises from a very personal level, Levitsky says: “It’s that sugars taste good. Sweetened foods tend to make us overeat. And that threatens the energy balance in our bodies.”
Read this and learn a few facts about the sweet stuff hiding in some of your favorite meals and drinks. Then, the next time some uniformed punk says sugar’s out of line, you won’t be tempted to drag sugar behind a dumpster and kick the crap out of it. The fact is, you may be the one who’s out of line…https://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/truth-about-sugar