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Is Sugar Good or Bad?

This pic came through my feed and became my little picture of the day.

My father was diagnosed with adult onset diabetes in his mid-forties. It is my belief that he came across the disease because of poor diet and lack of exercise. It’s what got me into my nutrition and exercise kick.

I believe sugar does benefit endurance athletes and even volleyball players in an extended match, but I think sugar on a daily basis can have a negative effect on the body, especially in excess. Anything in excess is not good. Leading a balanced lifestyle is the key.

I found a couple recent NY Times articles about sugar. One is pro-sugar one is con-sugar.

Is Sugar Toxic: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/magazine/mag-17Sugar-t.html?_r=1

How Sugar Affects the Body in Motion: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/04/how-sugar-affects-the-body-in-motion/#

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