Can sugar ever be healthy?
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.)