Big Sugar, Sweet Lie

“… The story of sugar… was one of a harmless product under attack by “opportunists dedicated to exploiting the consuming public.” Over the subsequent decades, it would be transformed from … “a villain in disguise” into a nutrient so seemingly innocuous that (it was) approved it as part of a healthy diet. …”

However, “… a growing body of research suggests that sugar and its nearly chemically identical cousin, HFCS, may very well cause diseases that kill hundreds of thousands … every year, and that these chronic conditions would be far less prevalent if we significantly dialed back our consumption of added sugars. …”

“… As early as 1962, internal Sugar Association memos had acknowledged the potential links between sugar and chronic diseases, but at the time sugar executives had a more pressing problem: Weight-conscious … were switching in droves to diet sodas … sweetened with cyclamate and saccharin. From 1963 through 1968, diet soda’s share of the soft-drink market shot from 4 percent to 15 percent. “A dollar’s worth of sugar,” ISRF vice president and research director John Hickson warned in an internal review, “could be replaced with a dime’s worth” of sugar alternatives. …”

All in all, “… do definitive research to learn the truth about its product, good or bad…”

Read in depth about the Sugar Association

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