Posts Tagged: Is Sugar Toxic

Everything is Bad for You

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By Chris Randall After a slow, easy run on a beautiful Sunday morning, I decided that the only thing missing was a fat stack of pancakes. Yes, pancakes. Those succulent, golden, sweet, heavenly cakes spawned from the pan. I couldn’t remember the last time I had pancakes, and I was feeling adventurous so I figured, “Hey, what the heck?” They weren’t anything too special, just your basic flapjacks: some flour, some sugar, sweetened coconut milk, baking soda, and a couple mashed bananas. And of course I topped them off with some good old-fashioned maple syrup and accompanied them with a tall, cold glass of orange juice. Solid. As I was digging into my stack, a thought crossed my mind that made me laugh: the notion of some pretentious, snooty health… Read more »

Sugar Eating Competition Results

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fructose friday

Here it is folks!  The official day has arrived (although you are welcome to compete on Saturday or Sunday if you are unable to compete today for some reason).  Please record the number of grams of sugar you consume in no more than a 60-minute period in the comments section below.  With that, include your estimated body weight in kilograms (Pounds to kg calculator). And finally, divide the number of grams of sugar by your weight in kilograms to calculate your sugar consumption in Lustigs… Example:  600 grams sugar/60kg = 10 Lustigs The winner will be declared on Monday.  May the best man and woman NOT win.  It would actually be cooler if the man and woman with the most visible abs won, to help settle some fructophobia. 3 Titles will be given.  1 for Male with… Read more »

Robert Lustig Fructose Friday

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A couple of days ago, April 1st to be exact (unfortunately this wasn’t an April Fools Joke), anti-fructose crusader Robert Lustig, among others, were interviewed on a special 60 Minutes segment called “Is Sugar Toxic?” 4 years ago almost to the day I was saying “Fruc Fructose.”  But nowadays I find myself saying “Luck Fustig!”  While the case against fructose is very compelling on the surface (de novo lipogenesis, lower leptin secretion, raises uric acid levels, we’re eating more of it, statistically – soft drinks are fattening, sugar feeds cancer, yada yada), I had to face the fact that sugar, in all its glory, did some pretty impressive things for my health when I finally let my biofeedback, as opposed to a neat youtube video, some rat studies, and a couple dozen books, determine whether or… Read more »