I was surprised when I recently saw the statistic that Americans spend about 23 percent of our grocery dollars on processed foods and sweets today--nearly double what we spent 20 years ago.
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As a registered dietitian and nutrition editor for EatingWell Magazine, I know that eating too much sugar isn't healthy. But is too much sugar simply a matter of extra calories in our diet--or is it harming our health, too? One researcher in particular, Robert Lustig, M.D., a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco, is spreading the message that "fructose is poison." Is he right--or is it just a false alarm?
Rachael Moeller Gorman answered those questions for me (and EatingWell Magazine) in the September/October issue. Here's the cliff notes version of what she found. (You can--and should--read the full story here.)
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