09 June 2011

Sugar myths and facts

Sugar is fattening, it causes tooth decay, and it can contribute to Candida infections. DietDoc debunks these and other myths.

Probably one of the most controversial and emotional food topics is that of sugar. Mention the word 'sugar' and you will get the most amazing reactions.

Myth: Sugar is fattening
Sugar is a carbohydrate and, like all carbohydrates, it is low in energy when compared to other macronutrients like fat.


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