Can su­gar ever be healthy?

Men's Health (Malaysia) - - News -

It’s long been the condi­ment din­ner par­ties, but guess what? The al­ter­na­tives suck too. Things get cloudy when com­pa­nies swap out su­crose and sell some­thing osten­si­bly health­ier in its stead. Acids in diet so­das can ac­tu­ally be worse for you than the su­gar in their full-on coun­ter­parts, says nu­tri­tion­ist Drew Price. Then there’s the ef­fect on your brain. Ac­cord­ing to sci­en­tists at Har­vard, ar­ti­fi­cial sweet­en­ers can Lung dis­ease runs in my fam­ily. Can I breathe easy? at over­stim­u­late taste re­cep­tors. This means that, just like the slid­ing scale of a drug’s mor­eish-ness, you end up need­ing a big­ger sweet hit in fu­ture. So yes, con­trol­ling su­gar in­take is im­por­tant, but some Su­gus ev­ery so of­ten won’t harm you – es­pe­cially post-gym when your hun­gry mus­cles put ex­tra glu­cose to good work. Timed cor­rectly, it’s fine to dab­ble in the sec­ond-best white pow­der on the planet. (The first is salt, ob­vi­ously.)

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