Thanks, for the heads up!
Sugar - A prominent doctor who treats childhood obesity believes the high amount of sugar in the American diet, much of it in processed foods, is killing us. And as Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports, new studies seem to support his theory that sugar is toxic. Denise Schrier Cetta and Sumi Aggarwal are the producers.
Thanks, for the heads up!
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I agree- I *hate* seeing kids drink Mountain Dew then parents wonder why they are out of control....I think soda may be the worst "food" ever created.
I don't think small amounts of sugar are bad, or even a coke on occasion, but it's the amounts of it- it seems to replace water for so many people.
It is totally about the massive amounts consumed. It is beyond ridiculous just how much the average person puts in their body in just one day. But yes, a little bit would have little effect on a healthy person with no metabolic issues. The problem though is that this stuff, especially HFCS, is addictive and a little becomes a little more and so on.
Yeah- it's not just the soda- the sugar cereal and sugary yogurt that is "healthy", then the actual sugar snacks (gummies etc.), then juice.
And sugar really changes your palate. I used to add a lot of sugar to things and fruit got to where it wasn't sweet. Like this am I made a smoothie from 1 banana, 1/2 cup blueberries and unsweetened kefir and it tasted very sweet to me. A year ago I would have used sweetened kefir and probably a few spoons of sugar to get it sweet enough. It really kills your ability to enjoy naturally sweet foods.
A couple years ago I was backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail. I had gone almost 300 miles when it started to hit me. I had lost most of my weight, I was starting to get the hiker hunger every body talks about, the hunger so great you start eating pizzas and whole pints of ice cream and stuff like that. Anyway, I'm approaching Big Bear and someone had left a recliner and a cooler full of soda out for the hikers. I had been feeling so weak. I barely made it up the 5000 feet of elevation gain the day before. I was just trudging along looking forward to a shower. I grabbed a Mountain Dew out of the cooler. Oh man! After that, I put in my first 26 mile day and made it all the way to the highway where I could get a ride into town. I had so much energy. That people can consume this stuff while they are just sitting there doing nothing, while they are children even, is crazy. (It took me a while to figure it out, but I eventually realizd that it was the caffeine that did that). I'm sorry I'm going to miss 60 minutes.
Female, 5'3", 48, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135.
Starting bench press: 30lbs. Current bench press: 75lbs.
Sugar isn't toxic but it is not good for the sedentary in high volume. Sugar is important to athletes and shouldn't be viewed as something that is bad for you under the right circumstances. If you are sitting around playing video games and drinking soda though, that is a different story.