Sugar and Inflammation (and graphs galore)

Those who read this blog might know that I think fructose, or refined sugar, is ok in moderation. I find that many of sugar’s negative effects hinge on its dose and how it is used and I would never categorize it as a “toxin” as a number of folks seem to. In a blog post entitled Sugar and Diabetes I rallied against the claim that sugar causes the aforementioned disease, pointing out that fructose doesn’t promote insulin resistance except when consumed in doses at or above 100 grams a day or as part of a hyper caloric diet. Thus, if sugar isn’t making you fat and it isn’t displacing important nutrients you can consume quite a bit of it before it incurs any deleterious effects on blood sugar control. However, this is only one aspect of health. Continue reading