Monday, April 2, 2012

60 Minutes: Is Sugar Toxic?

There was little I didn't already know in this 60 Minutes segment that aired last night;  however, it made a very interesting contrast to a completely unrelated news article I found yesterday that reported that a vaccine to prevent heart attacks might be available in the next 5 years.   Essentially the premise of the vaccine is that it would stop fat building up in the arteries.

If you've been following this blog along with me, you'd already know that eliminating - or drastically reducing - sugars, you can achieve the same effect.  And the 60 Minutes segment explains the same thing, although the story was more general, and focused on explaining why sugar (they essentially were talking about sugar as a sweetener) is toxic.

Of course I know that diet will never address all health risks, and some people have a genetic predisposition to heart disease.  On the other hand, a low carbohydrate diet made up of real food is something every one of us can do for ourselves today.  We don't have to wait for a vaccine.

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