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Is sugar really that bad?

March 30, 2010

This post from Mark’s daily apple really struck a chord with me.   I know that sugar is a tough thing to give up, but the better we can at controlling or limiting the amount of it hat we intake, the more healthy we will be and the better we will perform as athletes.  Here is a small excerpt from Mark’s post…

We already know sugar should be limited in the human diet. Most people can agree with that. Here are but a few of its effects on our physiologies. Fun stuff!

It leads to insulin resistance. It promotes inflammation in the body. It can lead to weight gain when ingested.

It contributes to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. In fact, our livers process fructose very similarly to the way they process ethanol. Lustig calls fructose “alcohol without the buzz.”

It appears to act like fertilizer for cancer cells.

High fructose diets decrease HDL levels, while reducing the diameter and increasing the density of LDL particles.

Glucose and especially fructose can bond to – glycate – proteins and lipids without proper enzymatic control.

All that would be plenty justification for anyone to cut sugar from their diet, wouldn’t you agree? continue reading here…

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Anna permalink
    March 30, 2010 8:13 am

    Perfect! How much more incentive do you need!!


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