Overeating refined sugar is not good for you, I think we can agree on this (emphasis on the ‘overeating’ part).
However, I’d like you to consider replacing the term ‘refined’ sugar with ‘unprotected’ sugar… I’ll explain why in a minute.
Generally, most health experts suggest avoiding sugar. The common logic against sugar goes like this:
Since refined sugar is bad, then sugar in general must be bad, and if ALL sugar is bad then sugar containing foods are bad…. and this includes fruits. After all some fruit juices can have the same amount of sugar in it as soda right? And fructose is evil so we all know that we should never drink fruit juice.
That is is the conventional wisdom.
However, I’m about to argue that this is incorrect, because the sugar in fruits and even fruit juice is PROTECTED sugar.
If you are concerned about the health of your gut bacteria and the negative effects of endotoxins (and I think you should be), I want you to rethink fruit and even fruit juices…
In my new book Good Belly, Bad Belly I explain the dangers of endotoxins and argue that many types of foods that contain Protected sugars, even the highly villainized fructose, can be your friend, ESPECIALLY if your diet is high in saturated fat and refined (unprotected) sugars.
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