Is Sugar Really That Dangerous?

DannyI was reading an article the other day about sugar on Huffpost (you can read the article here) and I had an epiphany.  There are a lot of facts about sugar that are alarming, especially considering that food manufacturers put it in a lot of our foods.

The simple truth is that sugar might be the most deadly substance on the planet.  And even if that statement is a bit overstated, it isn’t far off.

And because of this I have decided to spend the next week or 2 weaning myself off of all sugar.  I’m not saying I’ll never eat sugar again.  I’m saying that I need to be cognizant of the dangers of sugar and then use that awareness to make better food choices.

Danny

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21 thoughts on “Is Sugar Really That Dangerous?

  1. I started to follow an eating plan a couple of years ago in an attempt to eat a little more healthy, and sugar was a big no-no, for obvious reasons. I also researched it a little – and was horrified by the things I found.
    I don’t follow the eating plan as strictly as I did back then – even though I probably should. But it definitely made me more aware of sugar and now when I shop I carefully check labels.
    (and I managed to cut the sugar from my coffee, which is great!)

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  2. Sugar is more addictive than heroin. When I eat sugar, a little is never enough. If I resist the sugar trap, I feel much better and don’t miss it. There is hidden sugar in so much processed food. They have so many names for it! I am trying to eat whole fresh foods!

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  3. If getting rid of sugar is a good choice for you then go for it. I , however, will not be joining you as I have never had a problem with sugar. Having said that I do not add sugar to drinks or cereals and I do not eat prepared foods that are full of sugar and I don’t drink pop. I do eat fruit, and cookies and desserts. And I am still here at 70.

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  4. Too much sugar is bad for you. Anything is alright in moderation. I bought three blocks of chocolate today….sugar sugar sugar…
    Moderation is the answer , if I ration out the chocolate and have a couple of pieces daily I will be fine regardless of what others think or say.

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  5. Most “sweetened” foods and drinks here in Australia are sweetened with glucose from wheat. Now that’s a nightmare when I’m anaphylactic to wheat. When I feel like a small sweet/lolly I usually have to go to an expensive candy store where I can by gummy bears without wheat. Rarely is there any sweets or lollies that have plain old sugar added. I don’t eat cereals of any kind or take away foods. I don’t have sugar in beverages nor food because it’s simply impossible to buy. However, I do have an occasional Sprite that is artificially sweetened.

    Besides a hand full of gummy bears every blue moon, Gluten Free/Wheat Free/Citrus free cookies are also a rare treat – which of cause are sweetened with plain old sugar.

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  6. I ventured down the same educational path that lead me to cut way back on carbs in general. I too found sweeteners in everything! From sugar to corn syrup to artificial sweeteners, it was in the oddest things. (Mayonnaise, peanut butter, saltine crackers, yogurt, chips, etc) My newfound restrictions became enforce on principle instead of health reasons. No wonder a high percent of people have diabetes issues. Smh. Anyway, good luck with your changes. Every little bit helps!

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