This article by David L. Katz, MD is a great take and sensible approach on our obsession with demonizing common foods (in this case, sugar) and blaming them for disease rates. I am not a fan of sugar and never had a “sweet” tooth, so it’s easy for me keep away from it. Besides, a lower carbohydrate diet treats me well in terms of keeping triglycerides low, LDL cholesterol at bay, and increasing HDL cholesterol. I also think that excess sugar is not doing any of us very much good. But, enough is enough – low fat, low saturated fat, no fat, no HFCS, less sodium, no cholesterol, sugar-free, fat-free, gluten-free, trans-free, no soy, no wheat? Where will it end and what will be left to eat?
Although, some studies have reported some metabolic differences with fructose, it still is found in fruits and fruits are a healthy carbohydrate that gives us many vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. Let’s not get carried away.
- Nutrition tip: Free isn’t always good (wrestleraw.wordpress.com)