Today, in the newspaper The Guardian obesity experts appalled
by EU move to approve health claim for fructose, that is one of the molecules in sugar.
Did you know that one Coca Cola, 33 ml, contains 10 teaspoons of sugar? 1 teaspoon = 4 grams.
Sugar is used in 99% of the processed food out there.
Some decades ago the food industry started to take the fat out of the food but
did the incidence of diseases go down? No, it didn’t.
I have listened to a man called Dr Robert Lustig who is a medical professor.
He was asked ”Which of fat and sugar is worse?” and Dr Rober Lustig answered that
sugar is a thousand times worse than fat. He uses words like poison and toxic.
This white, so called, ”poison” is made out of two molecules; Glucose and fructose.
When they are separated in the gut, the glucose circulate throughout our bodies,
feeding our muscles and our brain. The fructose goes right to our liver and it’s in
our liver where all kinds of problems begin.
When you metabolize fructose, in excess, your liver has no choice but to turn that
energy into liver-fat and that liver-fat then causes all of the downstream metabolic
Dr Lustig also says that fructose shuts down the centre in your brain that tells
you when you’re full.
How come so many people are not aware of health risks of eating too much sugar?
I want to encourage people to read the labels on products before a purchase to
look for added sugar.
Here are some different names you can find on product labels where sugar is added:
Sugar, Evaporated cane juice, invert sugar, corn syrup, barley malt syrup.