Is All Sugar Bad for Me?
Sugar is tricky. When you look at only good clinical studies (Randomized Double Blind Trials), sugar is only a problem in caloric excess. A lot of people try to argue for more, but the science isn’t there.
However, I think you can easily say that processed sugar in general is a big problem, based on those studies.
The problems are these:
1. Processed sugar is very easy to over-eat, because it’s not usually accompanied by fiber or water as it is in nature,
2. It’s usually lacking the B vitamins that our bodies need to properly process it, meaning that we rapidly become deficient in those vitamins,
3. In its processed form, it’s much easier for pathogenic gut bacteria to feed on, causing and lot of gut dysbiosis, and
4. This is the MOST IMPORTANT – in its processed form, sugar is almost always added to a food with fat and salt, which makes foods hyperpalatable, leading directly to overeating, which is the problem supported by all of the scientific literature.
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