It’s true, I have to admit that I have a very big sweet tooth.
Just like most men my age I was brought up with sweet treats as rewards. And that mentality seems to persist no matter the impact on health.
There is something about the taste of candy, cake and ice cream that is hard to beat.
A true comfort food.
Unfortunately, the amount of sweets that we are consuming is killing us.
I mean literally killing us.
Below, I list a number of recent studies that bring this point home.
But what is the answer? Do men need to completely abstain from all sugar?
In an ideal world the answer would be yes. But in the real world the answer is moderation.
So now you know the answer and do not have to read any further. No need to read the latest supporting evidence.
Just kidding. Knowledge is power!
Guys, just use moderation.
Here are a few recent studies that show suars impact on our health.
Calorie consumption is down, but our weight keeps going up from Natural News
Only changes in sugar availability explained changes in diabetes prevalence worldwide.
Lustig and colleagues survey found for instance that total calorie intake had little impact on diabetes prevalence; for every extra 150 calories per day, diabetes rose by only 0.1 percent.
However, if those 150 calories per day happened to come from a soda, (and Americans on average consume the added sugar equivalent of 2.5 cans of soda per day) diabetes prevalence rose 11-fold
Top 9 Reasons to Avoid Sugar as if Your Life Depended on it from Authority Nutrition
The harmful effects of sugar on mens health go way beyond empty calories.
Added sweeteners are so unhealthy that they are probably the single worst ingredient in the modern diet.
Here are the top 9 reasons to avoid sugar as if your life depended on it (it does).
Sugar industry’s secret documents echo tobacco tactics from CBC News
The documents Couzens found in that cardboard box also reveal that the Sugar Association was busy trying to block dietary guidelines that would recommend limits on its consumption. At the time, the US Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, headed by Senator George McGovern, had released “Dietary Goals for the United States,” which recommended that Americans should reduce their sugar intake by 40 per cent.
The Association had been warned by a committee insider that “the final conclusions would hang sugar,” the association’s president reported to the board in 1977. And now that the committee’s report had been released the results “certainly bear this prediction out,” he added.
But the lobby group had a plan. “The McGovern Report has to be ‘neutralized'” that document reports, assuring the members that the Sugar Association would fight back, because “the consequences of losing this battle and permitting dietary goals to become a basic reference are too grave to be taken lightly.”
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