Five sugar myths that might surprise you is designed to help you make the best decisions for your health.
Despite 40 years of us being brainwashed into thinking that fat is bad, it turns out sugar—not fat—is what makes us sick and overweight.
Five Sugar Myths that Might Surprise You
Sugar Myth # 1
Brown sugar and honey are healthier than white sugar.
Fact – Our body metabolizes processed sugar (e.g. white sugar), and naturally occurring sugar (e.g. honey) equally. Excess intake of sugar in any form will provide extra energy, so regardless they are brown sugar, honey, syrup or white sugar, use them in moderation.
Sugar Myth # 2
Drinks with the word “fruit” are healthier options than carbonated drinks.
Fact – Read the label!
A drink with the word “fruit” does not mean it has fruit inside or that it is a healthier option than carbonated drinks. You may find the only “fruit” in a fruit drink is the fruit flavor. The other ingredients are just water, sugar, honey, syrup, or other forms of added sugar. That is why I love these infused waters that create flavor and are “free” from all those “other” added ingredients.
Sugar Myth # 3
Sugar is a carbohydrate, so carbohydrates are bad for you.
Fact – Our brains and bodies NEED carbohydrates. It is the kind and the amount that you want to be aware of. Did you know that vegetables are carbs? Despite what you might hear, carbohydrates can be part of a healthy and balanced diet. Prioritize minimally processed, whole-food carbohydrates that also provide other nutrients. For example, fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, lentils, whole grains, and minimally processed dairy products are all good for your health.
Sugar Myth # 4
Refrain from sugar totally is the only way to reduce sugar intake.
Fact – It is impossible to refrain from all types of sugar in food. The key is to read the label and be cautious of foods with sugar added – such as carbonated drinks, fruit juice drinks, sweets, cakes, biscuits, candy, ketchup. The more “processed” a food is the more likely it will have “added sugar”.
Sugar Myth # 5
Drinks with “no sugars” or “low sugars” can be taken as much and as often as I like.
Fact – Read the label !!! Sugar-free carbonated drinks, including diet sodas and sugar-free flavored sparkling water, although they contain no calories, can have a negative impact on health. Research suggests that consuming artificial sweeteners found in sodas, functional beverages, and fruit juices can raise your tolerance for sweetness. Because artificial sweeteners are so much sweeter than real sugar, they could potentially overstimulate your sugar receptors. Also, don’t be fooled by the label “natural” as the flavorings may include synthetic chemicals in the formulation.
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Here’s the not-so-sweet truth. I wrote Five Sugar Myths that Might Surprise You to wake us up to the fact that – We are killings ourselves by consuming truckloads of hidden sugar.
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Editor’s Note – The information in this article is intended for your educational use only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.