Is sugar toxic? The short answer: yes. Sugar is now becoming a public health issue, along with diabetes and obesity, and ironically, it contributes to both of those diseases. However, sugar does more than promote diabetes and obesity. Sugar compromises our immune system, leads to increased cholesterol levels, and can promote some cancers. Keeping your sugar intake to less than 30 grams/day will help to maintain ideal health and body weight.
To see the 60 minutes episode with SanJay Gupta reporting about the dangers of sugar, click here. This episode sums it up nicely.