Sugar: The Bitter Truth

Now that Easter is over and you’ve overdosed on Easter eggs, check out this video. Thanks to Jonathan Cannovan for posting this, which might just be one of the most important videos I’ve ever seen about sugar, or more specifically, about the now ubiquitous High Fructose Corn Syrup that is added to most processed food (e.g. 32 out of 33 loaves of bread in one supermarket sample), the consequences of it and how it affects glucose metabolism.

Some great quotes from Dr Robert Lustig, Professor of Paediatrics at the University of California:

“Everyone talks about a high fat diet… well a high sugar diet *is* a high fat diet.”

“High Fructose Corn Syrup behaves just like a poison.”

“You wouldn’t think twice about not giving your kid a Budweiser, but you don’t think twice about giving your kid a can of coke. They’re the same thing.”

“A low fat diet isn’t really a low fat diet, because the Fructose or Sucrose doubles as fat. It’s really a high fat diet. That’s why our diets don’t work.

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