The Bitter Truth About Sugar!

If you haven’t heard already, you need to know more about sugar. It’s in almost everything you eat, and some doctors go so far as to call sugar a toxin. The average American consumes 130 pounds of sugar a year, much of which is in your beverages! Sugar can take a serious toll on your health, worsening conditions ranging from obesity & heart disease to cancer.


The following script is from "Sugar" which aired on ‘60 Minutes’ on April 1, 2012:

The chances are good that sugar is a bigger part of your daily diet than you may realize which is why our story tonight is so important. New research coming out of some of America’s most respected institutions is starting to find that sugar, the way many people are eating it today, is a toxin and could be a driving force behind some of this country’s leading killers, including heart disease.

As a result of these findings, an anti-sugar campaign has sprung up, led by Dr. Robert Lustig, a California endocrinologist, who believes the consumption of added sugars has plunged America into a public health crisis.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Is sugar toxic?

Dr. Robert Lustig: I believe it is.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Do you ever worry that that’s– it just sounds a little bit over the top?

Dr. Robert Lustig: Sure. All the time. But it’s the truth.

Dr. Robert Lustig is a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco and a pioneer in what is becoming a war against sugar.

Motivated by his own patients — too many sick and obese children – Dr. Lustig has concluded that sugar, more than any other substance, is to blame.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: What are all these various diseases that you say are linked to sugar?

Dr. Robert Lustig: Obesity, type II diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease itself.

Lustig says the American lifestyle is killing us.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: And most of it you say is preventable?

Dr. Robert Lustig: Seventy-five percent of it is preventable.

Dr. Lustig has published a dozen scientific articles on the evils of sugar, it was his lecture on YouTube, called "Sugar: The Bitter Truth," that brought his message to the masses.check it


Sugar is hidden in almost all the processed foods you eat. A processed food is anything that has been modified beyond it’s natural state. Meaning something has been added to it or taken away from it. A pineapple picked from the ground is not the same food as canned pineapple on the shelf. And sugar from a whole piece of fibrous fruit does not damage the body the same way that refined fructose found in most of your food supply does – why? Because the amount of whole fruit you would have to consume each day to equal the refined sugars you are getting would be almost impossible, and definitely uncomfortable!

Each person in the US eats an average of 1/3 of a pound of sugar per day. Sugar makes you fat, it can raise bad cholesterol and studies also show that cancer tumors in the body feed on sugar to help them grow. Tobacco and alcohol are perfect examples of toxic products that people have made a conscious choice not to get rid of, but rather to limit their consumption – I think sugar should be treated the same way.


One Comment

  • Marine Miguel says:

    I believe sugar is gonna end up being our “ice age” if we don’t start doing something NOW! Whattayou think?? I’d love some feedback!

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