There are many things wrong with the modern diet… but the massive amounts of added sugar may just be the worst.
BOTTOM LINE:When the low-fat guidelines first came out, food manufacturers removed the fat from foods but added a whole bunch of sugar instead.
BOTTOM LINE:People are getting a lot of sugar from conventional foods, without even realizing it. Many of these processed, high-sugar foods are endorsed by health organizations like the Australian Heart Foundation.
OVERALL, sugary soft drinks (and fruit juices) are probably the unhealthiest and most fattening aspects of the modern diet, by far.
Of course, there are many things wrong with the modern diet. No one is saying that it’s only sugar.
Refined carbohydrates, seed oils, and processed foods, in general, are also a huge problem, without regards to whether they contain sugar or not.
But there is now overwhelming evidence that sugar is uniquely harmful, perhaps more than any other aspect of the diet.
If you care about your health and want to live a long and disease-free life, then you should avoid added sugar like the plague.
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