Dr. Robert Lustig, professor of pediatrics at the University of California, who became famous due to his lectures on Youtube, claims that sugar is not just harmful. It can even be called a truly toxic substance that causes serious damage to health.
According to the professor, who is considered one of the leading experts on sugar and its effect on the body, diet, exercise, and counting calories will not help to cope with extra pounds. Sugar leads to the development of the metabolic syndrome aggravated by obesity, which increases the risk of hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.
The doctor considers fructose to be the cause of these problems, since it is characterized by an increased toxicity if compared with glucose. So, even with a small number of calories, the negative effect is more noticeable.
The food industry has always known the tendency that people more actively buy the products which contain more fructose. The fact is that sugar blocks the four tastes, which we identify with the receptors on the tongue. It means that adding sugar you can make any product tasty. In this respect, Lustig is convinced of the need to control the use of sugar.
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