Archive for August, 2010
Sugar is more fattening and hazardous than fat. The politically correct view still condemns fat as our nutritional health villain. But, since Americans dutifully reduced their fat intake by 25% over the past 30 years, obesity and diabetes tripled. During the very period we cut back on fat, overweight soared to over 65 percent of the population.
Years of fat reduction has also been met with increased rates of asthma, allergies, and Alzheimer’s disease. The National Academy of Sciences now says obesity is not related to fat intake in humans. (It is in rats, just not us.)
To get fat, you need sugar. Fructose is table sugar on steroids. Fructose fattens us faster than butter or lard and quicker than any other sugar. Research shows fructose-rich diet leads to metabolic syndrome characterized by an expanding waistline, high blood pressure and insulin resistance (pre-diabetes). New research shows fructose feeds pancreatic tumor cells. HFCS contains mercury.