Sugar seems to be the new trans fat – it has really bad press. I’ll grant you, sugar isn’t angel food, but it isn’t devil’s food either.
There are those who would prefer to regulate sugar as though it were tobacco or a drug. That gets great headlines but as a clinician, I’m a little more practical.
Sugar isn’t a new food and we consumed it long before there was an obesity crisis. Indeed, we’re actually eating LESS of it than we did 15 years ago.
I want my patients to understand food, not fear it. Read more of my take on the sugar shakedown in my guest editorial in US News.