Finally, health writers have cottoned on to what I’ve been saying all along. (Or maybe publications have stopped yielding to big-money’s interests – like the Sugar Association, the Corn Farmers Association, and Big Pharma – to name just a few.)
Is Sugar Toxic? (NYTimes Mag article by Gary Taubes)
Can sugar be poisonous? (CBS)
Demonizing Sugar, Bipolar Disorder and The Travails Of Big Pharma (Matthew Herper, Forbes Blog)
These are just a few of the numerous articles on Google News today that illuminate this “new” finding – that sugar is the worst foodthing we can be consuming. No, the cause of our myriad problems is not saturated fat, it’s not animal protein, and it’s certainly not a lack of grains. In fact, our steady decline in health can likely be attributed to the very thing that we have been ignoring: sugar. Sugar-laden fat-free yogurts line the shelves at my grocery store and my friends tell me proudly about their egg-white omelettes cooked in Pam (no egg whites don’t have sugar – I’m alluding to the demonization of fat here). Fat-free frozen yogurt shops are on just about every block here in Manhattan and fat-free vegans extol the benefits of their diets. No wonder our health isn’t getting any better.
Stop with the sugar! Processed carbs, even processed “whole wheat” carbs, fall into this category for me. (Not sayin’ I never eat these things! But I admit they’re sugar.)
Now pass the bacon, please.