I sat there as a young, impressionable, budding nutritionist, absorbing all the information I was being told by a nutrition guru I looked up to at the time.
Information that I now know to be complete BS.
He was telling me how sugar is the devil of nutrition, high GI carbs don’t have their place in the healthy diet, and that fruit–yes, fruit(!)–is fattening, simply because it contains sugar.
This led me down a fruit-fearing, carb cutting, year-long phase of my life I like to refer to as my doughnut drought.
My former self wasn’t alone in this thinking though, and now–more than ever–it seems as though carbs are being blamed for everything from fat gain to the plague.
That simply isn’t the case though.
So, this blog is here to set the record straight, and by the end, you’ll know the truth about:
- Sugar: is it fattening?
- Whether natural sugar is better than artificial sugar.
- What the glycaemic index is, and whether it’s important.
This was a post for TMfitness.co.uk