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Is sugar really poison?

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., September 21, 2012 - 12:45pm

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Brierley asks: How healthy—or unhealthy—is your sugar habit?


I don't know but this article makes me think about what is going on. I plan to investigate further.


09/13/2013 - 2:25am

Healthy food, unhealthy food, good food, bad food. I would love it if people erased these differences from their thoughts. Usually people deprive themselves of these so called unhealthy or bad foods. Deprive yourself of these so called unhealthy, bad foods (often containing that 5-letter S-word) and often a binge of greater proportion will follow. Sugar is not the villain nor is fructose or any other form of carbohydrate. Gluttony and overconsumption are the villains. Overconsumption of any nutrient can result in health consequences. Moderation is the key.

Marcia Bristow MS RDN CD


09/10/2013 - 11:29pm

All things in moderation. that's all you need to know!


09/10/2013 - 9:44pm

Through years of suffering with a chronic skin problem, recently I stoppped eating anything with refined sugar. Miraculously, I got relief. My respiractory system took a turn for the better.

Sugar is toxic for me.


09/10/2013 - 1:44pm

I love cake donuts , sugar in my coffee, 3 tsps. of it , since april , I cut out sugar , lost 24 pounds , iwas 148 now iam 124 just by eating right and doing new recipes from eating well my husband has lost 25 pounds also , he excersises , I can't , I have a heart condition , and still lost the inches and pounds , feel great


09/10/2013 - 1:03pm

For a few years now I have drastically minimized and almost 100% reduced my Soda intake to 0 (It's a couple sips once a month). I am now on a 90% Plant-Based diet where I try to eat as healthy as possible and only when it is just not possible to eat well, I eat the healthiest option. I also allow myself to cheat once a week on whatever I want, but I don't always want to (having the option really helps though). Nobody's perfect but I would say I am 100% aware of all the bad sugars I decide to eat, and its not many. I lost 10 lbs in a few months and I look better than I ever did in college.


01/25/2013 - 1:00am

I agree with your concept about the sugray drinks. The sugars can cause considerable damage to our bodies as well as access fats and uric acid. After some digging I found that there has been research showing that the diet and the things we are putting into our bodies has is the root cause of Multiple Sclerosis. People's MS has been reversed through nutrition, physical exercise program and similar natural things. So not only does it affect Blood Pressure but it can have a much more encompassing affect on our complete bodily health. Just thought it was interesting


11/28/2012 - 7:53pm

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