Podcast: Sugar Sugar

Welcome! and Thank you for listening. 

“Don’t eat sugar”.  “I gave up carbs.” “Sugar feeds cancer.”  What does that mean?  Sugar is a disaccharide of glucose and fructose.  It sounds like the sugar in fruit.  Starch is long chains of sugar.  Most people say potatoes and grains are starches.  But are potatoes only starch? 

That is where the confusion begins.  Most macronutrients as well as micronutrients rarely exist alone.  They are associated or bound to a variety of other macro or micro nutrients.  Meat is typically protein and fat.  Potatoes are carbohydrate and protein predominately. Apples are mainly carbohydrate with a little protein and fiber and micronutrients. 

Does the sugar in an apple cause cancer the same way as the sugar in a sweet tart?  Is the fat in nuts healthy? 

It is never as it seems.  We all like the idea of looking at the whole being yet we look for simple solutions. The short answer is stay minimal and unprocessed.  Go for the least amount of metabolic waste and the maximal amount of nutrition.  I hope to clarify in this episode. 

Thanks for listening. 

P.S. running won’t hurt your knees. And keep listening at the end of the podcast. There is something fun.

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    This was a great podcast to listen to a few days before Thanksgiving! I am starting to really like the term “metabolic waste”. It just visually clicks that we are collecting piles of waste in our bodies. We need to eat to fuel our bodies—-not treat our bodies as a landfill. Hope you and your family have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!

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