Simplifying Science

Not All Sugar Created Equal

Okay, bad pun. But in every class I teach, there's always a kid who raises his/her hand and says, "Sugar is bad for you, right? So tell my mom that's why I don't have to eat fruit." Smart aleck. Kind of. It has been beaten into us that sugar = bad, but I work hard to un-ring that bell regularly. Processed sugar is bad. Added sugar is bad. Fake, table, unnecessary sugar is bad. But our bodies are designed to digest and use the natural sugar in fruits. Read on for a more elegant explanation...  

Making the Case for Eating Fruit

Experts agree that we are eating too much sugar, which is contributing to obesity and other health problems. But in the rush to avoid sugar, many low-carb dieters and others are avoiding fruits. But fresh fruit should not become a casualty in the sugar wars, many nutrition experts say. Dr. David Ludwig, the director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention...Read More