Despite all the marketing and government support, fruit juices contain limited nutrients and tons of sugar. In fact, one 12-ounce glass of orange juice contains 10 teaspoons of sugar, which is roughly what’s in a can of Coke.
The writers are professors of pediatrics
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New guidelines from the World Health Organization are enough to kill anyone's sugar high. The U.N. health agency says the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their intake to just six to 12 teaspoons per day - an amount that could be exceeded with a single can of soda.
Read more at AP News about optimal sugar levels.
When Canadian physician Dr Jay Wortman realised he was diabetic 12 years ago, he cut carbs (sugars and starches) from his diet to ‘buy time’ before deciding what medication to take. He was amazed – and relieved – to find that all his symptoms disappeared within a few days, never to return. He’s not saying he’s ‘cured’. He knows if he goes back to his old eating habits, the condition will recur.
Wortman was a speaker at the recent low-carb, high-fat summit in Cape Town from February 19 to 22. He is a public health specialist, and clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia’s faculty of medicine, where he studied the effectiveness of a traditional-style diet for obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes in the Namgis First Nation. His research became the subject of the hit CBC documentary, My Big Fat Diet (to view it on YouTube, scroll down below).
Read more about Wortman's personal story on Banting Briefing.
On Your Skin
The problem: Jowls and wrinkles may be the result of eating too many processed foods. As sugar digests, it bonds to collagen and impairs the molecule’s function (a process called glycation). High-fructose corn syrup causes about 10 times more glycation than glucose, the sugar found in starches.
The solution: Rebuild collagen by eating lysine, which is found in fish, lean meats, and low-fat dairy. Or get a really great wrinkle cream.
Read more on Yahoo about how sugar affects your Waistline, Brain, Mood, Pancreas and Heart!
By Arianne Cohen
Cape Town – Pure white and deadly. Sound like a drug? It’s sugar.
That is one of the resounding messages to come out of the final day of a four-day health convention at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) that ended on Sunday night.
Seventeen speakers from around the world presented the case for the low-carb, high-fat diet, including Professor Tim Noakes on the famed Banting diet and the need to replace carbohydrates with fat.
Read more on Cape Times on the experts' findings.
Can a high-fat diet also be a high-performance diet?
Most people who exercise or compete in endurance sports would probably answer no. For decades, recreational and competitive athletes have stoutly believed that we should — even must — consume a diet rich in carbohydrates to fuel exertion. The conventional wisdom has been to avoid fatty foods because they are an inefficient fuel source and could lead to weight gain.
But in recent years, some scientists and quite a few athletes have begun to question those beliefs. Athletes devoted to ultra-endurance sports, in particular, tout high-fat diets as a means to improve performance.
Read more in the New York Times about recent findings on high-fat diets.