Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Is Sugar Toxic?

NY Times - Is Sugar Toxic?

A very interesting article about research done on the effects of sugar on our bodies. One thing the author mentions is that "we should always keep in mind... that sugar and high-fructose corn syrup might be toxic, as Lustig argues, but so might any substance if it’s consumed in ways or in quantities that are unnatural for humans.”

Another interesting point is how he mentions the effect of the Western diet and compares it to a Japanese diet among other groups who tend to have less occurrences of lifestyle diseases. Such is similar to the philosophy behind DietMaster.

Although the concept that sugar may be toxic to our bodies needs more research, if anything, we should learn that we need to be concerned not just about our size but also our inner health as well. That is why when you think about dieting you shouldn't just think about how much weight you need to lose, but also what lifestyle changes you need to make to keep your body healthy.

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