5 THE SWEET-SEEK­ING MIS­SILE

Men's Health (South Africa) - - WEIGHTLOSS -

You’ve prob­a­bly heard that sugar is uniquely dam­ag­ing to your me­tab­o­lism, your waist­line, and your over­all health. And yet you just can’t stop your­self. It’s like you’re ad­dicted to the white pow­der.

This “lone gun­man” the­ory – putting sugar at the cen­tre of ev­ery­thing that’s gone wrong with our diet – sounds con­vinc­ing, and cer­tainly sells a lot of books. But so far, the ev­i­dence is un­der­whelm­ing that sugar is much (or any) worse than other re­fined carbs such as white flour. But since so many of the junk kilo­joules we con­sume are in the form of sugar, it de­serves its new-found sta­tus

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