New Unsweetened Truth About Sugar    February 4 2014

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New Unsweetened Truth About Sugar

You’re at a party and your child runs up to you, “Daddy, can I smoke a cigarette?”  You look at them in disbelief and answer firmly, “no.”

The next week you’re at a party and your child runs up to you, “Mommy, can I have a KindBar?” (or a Clif ZBar, a bit of gluten-free Austin’s Own Barbecue sauce, or some ice cream, to name a few more examples).  You barely stop your conversation and answer, “sure.”

The foods listed above all have added sugars.  American society thinks smoking is bad and foods with added sugar are OK (maybe ok in moderation, but OK).

But a new study put out by Quanhe Yang, Ph.D., of the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows that maybe we should let our kids start smoking and grounding them for eating sugar.

Ok, well maybe they shouldn’t start smoking but maybe we should start viewing sugar consumption as negatively as cigarette smoking.  The study showed that added sugar consumption is not merely a marker for obesity but an independent risk factor in cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases.

This shit is FOR REAL people.  Put down the sugar jar, throw out the sweetened energy bars, and check it out in the link below.

New Unsweetened Truths About Sugar

Excerpt

“We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in research on the health effects of sugar, one fueled by extremely high rates of added sugar overconsumption in the American public. By “added sugar overconsumption,” we refer to a total daily consumption of sugars added to products during manufacturing (ie, not naturally occurring sugars, as in fresh fruit) in excess of dietary limits recommended by expert panels. Past concerns revolved around obesity and dental caries as the main health hazards. Overconsumption of added sugars has long been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).1 However, under the old paradigm, it was assumed to be a marker for unhealthy diet or obesity.2 The new paradigm views sugar overconsumption as an independent risk factor in CVD as well as many other chronic diseases, including diabetes mellitus, liver cirrhosis, and dementia—all linked to metabolic perturbations involving dyslipidemia, hypertension, and insulin resistance.3 The new paradigm hypothesizes that sugar has adverse health effects above any purported role as “empty calories” promoting obesity. Too much sugar does not just make us fat; it can also make us sick.”

  • Jeremy

    Here’s the link to the Yang et al. article you mention: http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1819573

  • Hannah

    I’m waiting for a comment from Bones about the nectar of the gods…

  • http://www.crossfitroots.com Nicole Christensen

    Funny you should mention that! I almost put a line in the post about honey…just for Bones:)