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Entries in sugar (2)


Is sugar dangerous? I go on a no-sugar diet to check for addiction.

After reading new reports of how dangerous added sugar is, including the possibility that it's addictive, I decided to try two months on a no-sugar diet. I'll take a few days off between the two months for Valentine's Day and as always birthday cake is exempt from the rules. Read on for why, how, and the results so far. (Sneak peek: it's been a snap!)

pouring sugar

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It's the sugar, folks -- in processed & restaurant foods

Mark Bittman has a terrific post, It's the Sugar, Folks, in today's New York Times. He writes:

Sugar is indeed toxic. It may not be the only problem with the Standard American Diet, but it’s fast becoming clear that it’s the major one.

citing this study in PLoS One. The massive study shows that sugar increases your risk of diabetes, whether or not you are overweight and regardless of age, activity, and other factors.

What to do? Once again, the answer is to cook real food from scratch. If you ...

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