Gary Taubes’ book The Case Against Sugar is generating a lot of stir. If you’ve read Sugar Crush you know which side of the issue we’re on. There is NO doubt that sugar is the cause of more issues than we can name and as the research continues, no doubt that more will come to light.
Gary addresses the issue of sugar addiction in particular. Check out this edited extract from The Case Against Sugar in The Long Read to give you a start on the subject.
The question of addiction, and “how much is too much” becomes critical when you look at the ever-growing list of harmful effects sugar has on the body. Now that we’ve identified the problem – sugar – we need to figure out how to fix it. It’s probably not possible to have just a little sugar. The solution is going to be to completely eliminate sugar from your world, and re-educate your palate to a less sweetened diet.
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