General Article Why sugar isn't the bad guy

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Just as fat was demonised in the 1980s sugar seems to be taking a bashing as dietary zealots, whipping boy. With sugar avoidance becoming the latest media headline it’s compelling that sugar now plays the role that saturated fat once played and it is now responsible for the obesity epidemic that was once fat’s responsibility.

With what has been published you never really hear about the positive side of sugar or how it is used in the human body. Overwhelmingly, the opinion of newspapers and numerous documentaries is that sugar is evil incarnate and will get you addicted, hooked on the giddy feeling of euphoria that only milk chocolate can give before you are sat in a pile of high-sugar energy drinks looking for your next hit if you can get your obese frame out of bed.

The alarmism highlights that sugar correlates with a number of diseases from diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. However, all of these co

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