From Ronit's Desk...
“A true teacher would never tell you what to do. But he would give you the knowledge with which you could decide what would be best for you to do.”
Russell Skinner, MD
Fructose, also called fruit sugar, was once a minor part of our diet. In the early 1900s, the average American took in about 15 grams of fructose a day (about half an ounce), most of it from eating fruits and vegetables.
According Harvard Medical School, today we average four or five times that amount, almost all of it from the refined sugars (sucrose) used to make breakfast cereals, pastries, sodas, fruit drinks, and other sweet foods and beverages.
Researchers point to the fact that the rise in obesity, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in our country parallels a significant increase in dietary fructose consumption
Ronit Mor, ND
Let’s face it — we could all probably use a little assistance in the sugar department.
The U.S. ranks number one worldwide with the highest sugar consumption per person, currently at 126 grams (that’s 29 teaspoons!) of sugar per person per day. All this extra added sugar is extremely detrimental for your health.
Nearly 75 percent of adults in the U.S. get approximately 10 percent of their daily calories from added sugar
Ronit Mor, ND
Too much of anything can be bad for your health, sugar included.
While a healthy diet contains a significant amount of naturally occurring sugar (in fruits and vegetables, for example), the problem is that we're chronically consuming much more added sugar in processed foods.
So, what happens when the brain is exposed to excessive amounts of sugar as is the case with the Standard American Diet (SAD)? In this case, more is definitely not better.