The ‘bad’ sugar

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This letter is in response to the Perspectives piece “Sugar’s Getting a Bad Rap: Natural Sugar Has Little to Do With the Obesity Epidemic” (April 18) by Andy Briscoe, president and CEO of The Sugar Association. Of course, in moderation, there’s nothing wrong with natural sugar that’s found in fruits and berries. However, the “bad sugar” we’re talking about is refined sugar. Big difference.

In his excellent, ground-breaking book titled “Sugar Blues,” William Dufty documents that sugar cane and cocaine work the same in your brain, meaning sugar is no different than an addictive drug!

Also, sugar exhausts the pancreas where it cannot produce any more insulin over time.

So the bottom line is for people to avoid refined sugar (man-made) and replace it with natural sugar — fruits and berries. 

EUGENE M. GOLDBERG
Hampton


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