Monday, May 02, 2011
In my quest to eat healthier, live healthier and be healthier... I keep coming back to sugar...I received the following youtube link in one of my Dr. Mercola newsletters... it's over an hour long.
"Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin. Series: UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public [7/2009] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 16717]"
Now... I've been trying to cut back and cut out sugar from our diets(hubby and mine) but... he's got an incurable sweet tooth. I have a soft spot for Peppermint Patties...I've been trying to make most of our dinners from scratch so as to avoid processed foods with HFCS (Do you realize it's in lunchmeats from the deli!!!) Read the ingredient labels on some of your packaged foods, you'll be amazed how many things have HFCS in them!
Those of you that have managed to go sans the sugar in your diets...
How did you do it?
Have you posted a blog?
I'm really interested in this. It may be the biggest challenge to date. Especially since I don't live on a farm and have endless hours in the day to cultivate food items from total scratch (like grinding my own flour etc)....
Here's the link to the mercola article...it is a pretty interesting read.