The only thing nutritionists agree on: Give Up Sugar

by Rachel Baker on January 31, 2014

All dieticians and nutritionists can agree on this one and only thing: The need to give up sugar. This article breaks down why.

For every person recommending some new health fix, there’s another person telling you to try the opposite. Here’s one area where everyone who knows the score is on the same page.

It’s been called a poison, a drug and a toxin, and scientists have started blaming it for everything from obesity to heart disease to diabetes. It’s sugar—specifically, added sugar, not the kind in fruit—and while we all know we should eat it “in moderation,” that can be almost impossible (we’ll explain why in a minute). While there are a million ways to lose weight, feel better and improve your health, giving up added sugar—as unfathomable as that might seem to those of us who live for sweet rewards, motivators and indulgences—is the only strategy that health care providers everywhere would support. Here’s why:

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