20 April 2011

Is sugar a baddie?

Sugar makes you fat, saps your energy, and shouldn't form part of a healthy diet. A dietician debunks these, and other common myths, about sugar intake.

Sugar is one of those villains in nutrition that is easily positioned as a bad guy. It provides nothing except energy, so has no redeeming features in the eyes of the diet police.

The outcome of these research studies have periodically been summarised in major reports to paint a broad picture regarding the use of sugar in the diet. All these reports agree that, apart from its contribution to dental caries, sugar can be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet.


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