I’m sure that you have heard the expression, “Sugar feeds cancer.”

I have heard from a number of nutritionists, researchers and oncologists about the subject.  And honestly, opinions are mixed.

Most feel that all calories are created equal.  Sugar is a carbohydrate.  Since your body burns carbohydrates for fuel, a majority of experts believe that your body can’t tell the difference between sugar or any other carbohydrate.

This 60 Minute feature, Is Sugar Toxic, disputes this theory–and also spends time arguing that consuming sugar does indeed feed cancer.

CLICK HERE to watch Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s report about new research showing that beyond weight gain, sugar can take a serious toll on your health, worsening conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer.  You will also find links to a half dozen other videos about sugar and how it can negatively affect your health.

For a number of reasons, I have switched to a low carb diet.  But at this point, I should disclose that I have a serious sweet tooth.

This 60 minute report discusses the addictive qualities of sugar.  I may not be completely sold on the “sugar feeds cancer” theory, but I’m pretty sure that sugar is addictive–and that I’m a sugar addict.”

So one of the benefits of a low carb diet for me is that I can stay away from eating a lot of sugar.  But I have got to tell you:  It is almost impossible for me to take one or two bites of any kind of sweet treat.  Once I start, I can’t stop.

So how do I cope?  By eating too many processed foods filled with sugar substitutes, of course!

I will delve into that illicit world in a future post.  For now, my advice for you (and me!) is simple:  Eat less sugar.  Cutting back certainly can’t hurt!

Feel good and keep smiling!   Pat

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