I have had a love-hate relationship with sugar as an ingredient to my food most of my life. When I lived on the west coast it was a no-brainer to avoid sugar and corn syrup in foods that I ate or drank. I sort of when off the wagon when I moved to Texas, but now since I have moved to Georgia I have been eating a healthy diet thanks to the partnership in healthy living with my wife Sylvia Wormley. As I get older the impact that I eat has a greater impact on how well I am.. When I eat real food I see the benefits when I eat junk it really brings down my quality of living.
Read this article below that my wife brought to my attention recently.
Unearthed Correspondence Reveals How Sugar Industry Manipulated Nutritional Science for Decades
By Dr. Mercola
For years, we’ve been warned about the dangers of eating too much fat or salt, but health authorities and media have been relatively silent about sugar, despite rising obesity rates and failing health in just about every area that has adopted a Western processed food diet.
The sad truth is, there’s copious amounts of research, spanning many decades, showing that excess sugar damages your health in many ways, yet the sugar industry managed to bury the evidence and cover it up with faux science that supports its own claims, which is that sugar has little or nothing to do with weight gain and ill health.
To this day, they want you to continue believing the outdated myth that saturated fat is to blame instead of sugar, and the calories-in, calories-out myth. Fortunately, the truth is finally starting to see the light of day, and many brave souls have stepped up to the plate to expose and dismantle the orchestrated deception.
Sugar Deceptions Exposed
One of them is science journalist and author Gary Taubes, who in 2012 partnered with Dr. Cristin Kearns, a dentist and fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, to write “Big Sugar’s Sweet Little Lies.” In their exposé, featured in Mother Jones, they wrote:1
“For 40 years, the sugar industry’s priority has been to shed doubt on studies suggesting its product makes people sick. On federal panels, industry-funded scientists cited industry-funded studies to dismiss sugar as a culprit.”