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Why do people keep defending sugar?

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  • PaperDoll_PaperDoll_ Member Posts: 26,693 Member Member Posts: 26,693 Member
    Sugar 🥰

    That is all.

    Carry on.
  • psychod787psychod787 Member, Premium Posts: 3,912 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,912 Member
    Research followers of Fruitarianism..... dont get much more sugar in ones diet than that..... how many are obese? Sugar is fine...... just limit the processed stuff (including honey) and enjoy natural sugars more with the benefits of fiber and micronutrients...
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Member Posts: 6,350 Member Member Posts: 6,350 Member
    Well, sugar is natural too,it grows in nature on sugar canes and is then processed to get to the table sugar we use.

    like honey is natural in a bee hive and is then processed to get to the bottles on our table

    not sure why honey has been singled out

    But I think poster was meaning limit added sugars, including honey, and enjoy sugars already there in whole products, along with nutrients and fibre - eg in an orange

    (not saying that is my view, it isnt - but that is what I understood him to be saying)
  • TheDevastatorTheDevastator Member Posts: 1,589 Member Member Posts: 1,589 Member
    Sugar was terrible after antibiotics for me. The GAPS diet helped me to eat sugar again. Now I’m carnivore and have mostly only milk sugar. A high sugar diet can make the body need more vitamins and minerals.
  • bmeadows380bmeadows380 Member Posts: 3,025 Member Member Posts: 3,025 Member
    have you tried Oreo's dunked in coffee?!

    that actually sounds really good right now! If I was eating oreo's, that is :g
  • ladyreva78ladyreva78 Member Posts: 4,080 Member Member Posts: 4,080 Member
    have you tried Oreo's dunked in coffee?!

    Oreo's and coffee should never be used in the same sentence together. (and yes, that disagree was from me)

    #Iamacoffeesnob

    :tongue:
  • TonyB0588TonyB0588 Member Posts: 9,521 Member Member Posts: 9,521 Member
    During my years growing up, I was surprised to discover that people with diabetes sometimes were short on sugar in their bodies and had to get a quick input to boost them back to normal.

    So the lack of sugar is just as bad as too much sugar.
  • magnusthenerdmagnusthenerd Member Posts: 1,198 Member Member Posts: 1,198 Member
    Honey isn't a natural sugar? I thought bees were part of nature.

    He didn't say honey is unnatural. He said it is processed. Bees do indeed do a kind of processing when making honey. He also clarifies that the issue is when sugar is uncoupled from fiber. It becomes easier to over consume sugar when it isn't with fiber, and it doesn't really matter to your taste buds if the fiber is removed by industrial processes or via bee gut rumination - the fiber's gone, reduced to atoms.
  • TheDevastatorTheDevastator Member Posts: 1,589 Member Member Posts: 1,589 Member
    ccrdragon wrote: »
    Sugar was terrible after antibiotics for me. The GAPS diet helped me to eat sugar again. Now I’m carnivore and have mostly only milk sugar. A high sugar diet can make the body need more vitamins and minerals.

    No, the body will not need more because of the sugar, but you may have to take in more to get the amount the body needs because of competing metabolic pathways. Vitamin C is a good example of this - vitamin C and glucose share the same metabolic pathway for absorption and the body will prioritize glucose over vitamin C, so it takes more intake of vitamin C to absorb the amount that the body actually needs.
    Every carnivore that pays attention knows about glucose and vitamin c fighting for absorption. You didn’t have to say no because it is because of the sugar making or increasing more glucose. There are other vitamins that get depleted like most of the b vitamins, zinc, and magnesium to name a few. I don’t think sugar in moderation is bad but when you go overboard, you may want to take a multivitamin and eat more nutrient dense foods then or the next day. The sugar bunch have struck the disagree button. I’m not sure why I posted in the main forums again. Haha.
  • Zoomie402Zoomie402 Member, Premium Posts: 107 Member Member, Premium Posts: 107 Member
    have you tried Oreo's dunked in coffee?!

    No, but I will now!
  • claireychn074claireychn074 Member, Premium Posts: 420 Member Member, Premium Posts: 420 Member
    I need sugar when I lift: two hours training means I deplete my energy stores (medical issue) and quick sugar in the form of dextrose tablets or in something like a sport drink means I can complete my session. Then I’ll go and have a balanced meal. Absolutely nothing wrong with it in moderation. I am also addicted to pineapple - tonnes of sugar in that.
  • threewinsthreewins Member Posts: 820 Member Member Posts: 820 Member
    In answer to your subject heading question: two reasons 1. They enjoy it 2. They can't stop having it.
  • threewinsthreewins Member Posts: 820 Member Member Posts: 820 Member
    threewins wrote: »
    In answer to your subject heading question: two reasons 1. They enjoy it 2. They can't stop having it.

    Are you asserting there is no real grounds for disagreement, it's simply a matter of sugar addiction driving people to state a point of view they would otherwise not?

    Some of the time, yes. I see people here on myfitnesspal message boards saying how they have sugar every day. I also see how infrequently people reach their goal weight here. Are the two related? Maybe.
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