If you haven't seen the latest news, sugar is becoming more of a hot button topic.  In a recent 60 Minutes story, Dr. Robert Lustig, an endicrinologist who has described how sugar, most specifically fructose, has become a common source of intake in the American diet and contributed to the obesity epidemic in our culture. Here is the 60 Minutes interview: http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=60+minutes+dr+lustig&mid=E54B52AF7A30AC409BF3E54B52AF7A30AC409BF3&view=detail&FORM=VIRE1


I think this doctor has a strong case in why our country is one third obese according to the CDC.http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html  There are many factors that lead to obesity, but our country has been so driven to eat low-fat foods.  The problem is that any processed foods you find on the grocery store shelves have been replaced with refined carbohydrates (sugar) http://www.fitsugar.com/Low-Fat-Doesnt-Mean-Low-Cal-89220.

Dr. Lustig makes a point in his video that in order for low-fat foods to taste good, the processed food manufacturers needed to add sugar to make it more palitable. 

Some people may not have a problem with their sugar intake, but for the one-third who struggle with their weight, this is food for thought.

In an upcoming blog, I would like to touch on the subject of food addiction and the brain.