9 science 'facts' about sugar that are completely false
As Veruca Salt says in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,
Sugar! Our taste buds might love it but society has taught us to hate it by feeding our minds with ideas that sugar is addictive, toxic, and disease-inducing.
Fortunately for anyone with a sweet tooth, that's not true.
Several recent studies debunk the myth that sugar is uniformly bad for us. And in a recent book, called "The Gluten Lie," James Madison University professor Alan Levinovitz tells us why.
With help from the studies that Levinovitz cites as well as a few other expert sources, we've debunked nine sugar "facts." Here they are:
Sugar causes hyperactivity in children.
Natural sugar is better for you than processed sugar.
Children who drink soda are at a greater risk of becoming obese.
Sugar causes diabetes.
Sugar is as addictive as heroin.
No sugar in your diet is healthier than some sugar.
Sugar is a gateway drug.
Brown sugar is healthier than white sugar.
Sugar is an aphrodisiac.