This week Mel and I are talking sugar.
Now before you get your knickers in a knot and start removing all trace elements of the sweet stuff from your diets – there are some sugars that nourish and support you.
Choosing the, “all or nothing approach” is
..and won’t make you the poster child for healthy eating.
While I live by a ‘low sugar’ lifestyle.
I eat fruit…
and I don’t damn its fructose content.
There is a bunch of other stuff happening in that morsel of a blueberry, apple or orange you are devouring than sugar itself. These all have a massive impact on how your body digests and uses the sugar contained in it.
Indeed, contrary to popular opinion there is no significant evidence that fructose is the evil fattening toxin that people are claiming it to be. And for one more good read – take a look here – sugar is not fattening.
Perhaps the most ‘dangerous’ aspect of sugar is its ability to lead to overconsumption. Period.
But I would wager that not many people can down a watermelon in one sitting. Or would want to for that matter.
Drinking soft drink laced with sugar or a large fructose sweetened beverage won’t keep your appetite at bay. Generally, when someone adds a wholesome form of sugar (as in fruit) into their diet, they will reduce their food consumption elsewhere.
The moral of the story is once again – listen to your body- and don’t believe everything you read.
..Oh and take a look at the ‘crap’ sugar Mel and I are ranting on about in the film. Far too often this sweetener is being recommended because it’s ‘LOW G.I’. Regardless, it is pure fructose at its best…
..Above and beyond this rant…your thoughts on sugars?
Has reducing them in your life helped or hindered you?