The Bitter Truth About Sugar- watch the video

Sunday, February 6, 2011

So, this weekend, I have done the amount of chopping, cooking and prepping that I usually do in a week. I'm kinda fried, to be honest. I have a lot of recipes in my noodle, but unfortunately, I am going to take a few more days to sort out exactly which worked, and which didn't!

Hope everyone is well, and I'll leave you with this. I believe that this is a med school lecture given by Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the division of Endocrinology. It's long...I get that...but if you can square away an hour and a half to watch it (think of it as movie night!!) you'll be very glad you did...

This video debunks the myths that:
1) eating fat causes fat;
2) eating fat causes heart disease;
3) that if you eat it, you better burn it or you're gonna store it (as fat)- MYTH!!
and proves the following:
4) sugar- particularly fructose (think high fructose corn syrup that is in almost EVERY processed food) - causes obesity.
4) drinking gatorade, pop (soda), and other sweetened beverages - INCLUDING FRUIT JUICE- in significant quantities makes you fat and ultimately has led to the obesity epidemic.

I really hope someone has some thoughts on this that they would like to share. The comments spot is open! :)

See you in a few days!


Alyson said...

really long....I did not hear him make a comment about 100% pure juice though? even if it is pure is it just as bad?
also what I got from it was that glucose is good. I have the dumbest question....white sugar is NOT glucose right? I know I should know the answer to that.

other than that...loved it. I'm going to to repost that.

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