Saturday, March 27, 2010

Down With Sugar

I love sweet stuff, and you probably do, too. But, the fact of the matter is that as Americans, we consume way too much sugar. Recently, high fructose corn syrup (the sweetener found in sodas, cookies, candies, and savory items that you wouldn't expect) has become the scapegoat for nutritionists, food writers, and bloggers - myself included. A study done on rats "proves" that long term abuse of HFCS is bad for the body, causing increased abdominal weight and more triglycerides in the blood stream. This is all probably true. However, similar effects can be said to come from long term consumption of cane sugar and other natural sweeteners. As much as we all love to rail on HFCS, the truth is we just need to eat less sugar. Period.

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