For years in the “health” world I have been told that cane sugar is an “anti-nutrient”, that it robs the body of B vitamins. That it’s basically like the devil incarnate. Is this true? Is there any research that proves this? Does anyone know? I know Matt does not recommend pigging out on white sugar – but why??? Does he say it’s bad????????????
I’d love to hear Matt’s thoughts on this as well. After reading an incredibly detailed description on sugar’s effect on the human body in “Primal Body, Primal Mind” I’m pretty convinced it is destructive to the body, and unfortunately Matt didn’t really deal with that in his book.
According to the author, not only is it an anti-nutrient, but it greatly impairs the immune system and white blood cell function. If anyone has a counter-argument, please chime in.
From what I’ve gathered after reading Matt’s materials, the most important thing we can do is NOT stress about what we are eating, and listen to how our body reacts. If we notice anything discomforting after we indulge in a white sugar overload, then perhaps we should limit it. However, if our bodies aren’t crying out in agony after consuming it, then is there really any reason to avoid it? Try testing your body temp after having something with white sugar, while paying attention to your bodily clues.
That’s really the best advice I have.
By the way, isn’t white sugar just glucose? And if so, there is definitely NOT anything wrong with glucose. It’s fuel.