You may read the article I recently hosted challenging the idea that sugar causes cancer.
I think it’s really important to challenge the ideas about sugar being a “poison”. Not just with cancer specifically, but in general.
Why? Has the sugar lobby gotten to me?
Hardly. Though I am considering getting stock in my favorite chocolate company. It’s because, depending on the overall dietary context, basically ANY food other than pure fats can be converted into sugar.
So if the assumption is that ‘sugar’ is a poison, one is more subject to scare tactics about anything that converts into glucose.
You’ll often see this with grains. “Grains quickly break down into sugar”. This is a very disingenuous argument – you could make the same argument for legumes, nuts, veggies, fruits, dairy, and even meat if you wanted to!
If you’re on a low carb diet and eating enough protein to avoid entering ketosis, that protein will convert into glucose. And here you are, supposedly “detoxing” from sugar…
Think of your 20 favorite foods, I am willing to bet most of them break down into that ‘evil sugar’.
The majority of the times sugar is vilified these days, it’s in the context of blood sugar – glucose. So everything I’ve written is one hundred percent applicable. Other times, fructose is specifically blamed. So I may as well give lip service to this – fructose is beneficial in lower amounts – and detrimental in obscenely large amounts. In other words, no, fruit won’t be the death of you. Radical idea, huh?
In summary, the case against sugar alarmism is only a little bit about refined sugar. Yes, it can have a place in a beneficial diet. Far more important, though, is the idea that foods that convert INTO ‘sugar’ aren’t going to be the death of you.
Because just about every food can convert into sugar.
Just say “no” to sugar alarmism.
Talk to ya soon,