What's so bad about sugar? - Rachel Collins

Sugar has been demonised in the media recently. Everywhere we look we are being told to cut down on sugar because it is linked with diabetes and obesity. We’re finally starting to understand that it’s sugar rather than fat that actually makes us fat. But why does it do this?

Why does sugar make us fat?

Surprisingly, it’s nothing to do with the calorific content of sugar. Despite those warnings about empty calories it isn’t the calories that are the problem. It’s actually the impact of sugar on our hormones. This impact on our hormones is why sugar isn’t just making us fat, it’s making us diabetic, giving us PMS and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and increasing our risk of hormone modulated cancers. Eek!

Watch the video below to find out more about how sugar has this effect, which sugars are considered the bad ones and how much we should be aiming to consume.


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