Is sugar toxic?

Increasingly, it turns out to be so, especially due to the out-of-proportion amounts we consume, in drinks and in food. Sometimes we’re not even aware we’re ingesting sugar, as when we’re eating bread (sugar), drinking alcohol (sugar), having muesli for breakfast (sugar) or a croissant (sugar) as a snack. When you get to a point where even your pasta sauce and smoked salmon contain sugar (they do), you realise that a ‘balanced sugar consumption’ is something that’s almost impossible to achieve.

If you think I’m a scaremonger, think again. The very latest research from top US universities and medical centers scientifically proves how sugar is implicated in obesity, heart disease and even cancer – and shows, via MRI, how addictive it is.

Watch this short and fascinating CBS News video.



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