This is a follow up to my previous blog post on sugar. It is a must read. What it confirms to me is why we are always the last to know about how the things we consume are often not about our health but about big corporations wanting to make big money. What we don’t understand about sugar is really scary.
I also took the time to watch the Youtube video called, Sugar: The Bitter Truth, which is cited in the article. Dr. Lustig, pediatrician, proves (through a fair amount of mind numbing chemistry) that sugar and ethanol metabolize in our liver in exactly the same way. Ethanol is a poison to our bodies; sugar is a poison to our bodies.
So, I woke up this morning and discarded all products in my house that read sugar or fructose, of which there were few I am pleased to say. If a treat is needed, a trip to the store will be in order.