Experts: Excess Sugar Consumption Leads To A Host Of Diseases

Editor’s note:  All things in moderation.  Interesting article.

(MCT) Dr. Robert Lustig’s YouTube lectures about the dangers of sugar have raised a few eyebrows in recent years and even drawn some criticism.

But the pediatric endocrinologist’s proclamations are supported by research his team has done at the University of California, San Francisco, with steady confirmation from other scientific studies linking sugar with chronic disease and early death. Among his points are:

1. Sugar is poison.

2. Sugar is sugar and unhealthy in any form.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/health/Experts_Excess_sugar_consumption_leads_to_a_host_of_diseases.html#sPl0fOcS1xjBS5DE.99

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10 Despicable Doughnuts

A jelly donut that was bought at Dunkin' Donut...

A jelly donut that was bought at Dunkin' Donuts in Brooklyn. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  You’re starting with Dunkin’ Donuts Blueberry Crumb – just click on the read more link and keep hitting next to see them all!  You can see the list on the left-hand side of the screen under Morning Gut Busters once you click on read more! 

Dunkin’ Donuts Blueberry Crumb Donut

500 calories, 18 g fat, 350 mg sodium, 52 g sugar

The addition of blueberries may sound wholesome, but don’t be fooled. This sickeningly sweet treat packs 500 calories and 52 grams of sugar—or the equivalent of 20 Hershey’s Kisses.

Read more: http://fitbie.msn.com/eat-right/tips/10-despicable-doughnuts/tip/1