Archive for November, 2014

Is Sugar Worse than Fat?

In the battle of the bulge, fat has historically been perceived as the enemy. As we learn that not all types of fats are created equal, the culprit now more often mentioned is added sugar.Over consumption of sugar in our diets may in fact be more dangerous than fats.

Sugar is what we should really be looking at when we turn around the products at our local grocery store. But most people still don’t look for that. They’re still looking for “low-fat” options and “zero calorie” soft drinks, thinking they’re doing the right thing for their health.

The problem with many “low-fat” foods is that when manufacturers take the fat out of something, they simply replace it with more sugar, or sugar-like substances (e.g., artificial sweeteners).  If “low-fat” was really the answer, then we wouldn’t be in the situation we’re in with 67% of American adults classified as overweight or obese. Read more...