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2013-10-01 12:26:01 PM
So Forbes are still falling for the old infographic scam, eh? Lazy journalism there.  At least Foodbeast didn't mindlessly parrot the URL too.

I'll be glad when Google finally patches this hole and kills the infographic schtick.
 
2013-10-01 12:26:48 PM
There are worse ways to die.   Asparagus poisoning, for example.
 
2013-10-01 12:29:21 PM
1,767,900 Skittles.

I knew it!
 
2013-10-01 12:33:01 PM
And it's been said that every single person that has or ever will eat carrots WILL DIE.
One day.
 
2013-10-01 12:35:53 PM
Well that settles i we must now all switch to HFCS!! Sugar is as bad as cocaine booga booga!!
 
2013-10-01 12:39:25 PM
There are few substances on earth that aren't "bad" for you if you consume 50 times the appropriate amount.

Water can literally kill you if you try to drink 2 gallons at once.. Water is bad for you!
 
2013-10-01 12:39:43 PM
Sugar isn't as addicting as Cocaine, that is bad science right there. And on the plus side coke makes you thin. of course sugar is way cheaper.
 
2013-10-01 12:39:46 PM
It's not nearly as lethal as dihydrogen monoxide.
 
2013-10-01 12:41:10 PM
...author has obviously never done any cocaine, either.
 
2013-10-01 12:41:41 PM

AngryDragon: 1,767,900 Skittles.

I knew it!


America will stand its flabby ground to the death!
 
2013-10-01 12:42:29 PM
www.rawstory.com

amirite or amirite?
buy my book(s).......please
 
2013-10-01 12:42:36 PM
This is why me and my girlfriend whom works at a large German Conglomerate only use Stevia.
 
2013-10-01 12:42:58 PM

doubled99: There are few substances on earth that aren't "bad" for you if you consume 50 times the appropriate amount.

Water can literally kill you if you try to drink 2 gallons at once.. Water is bad for you!


www.thedailyrag.co.uk
 
2013-10-01 12:46:19 PM

homelessdude: [www.rawstory.com image 307x174]

amirite or amirite?
buy my book(s).......please


looks like Mika is a "biter"
 
2013-10-01 12:54:50 PM
Sugar killed my girlfriend. She was sweet enough.
 
2013-10-01 12:56:10 PM
Sugar is more addictive than heroin!

/Øbscure?
 
2013-10-01 01:11:54 PM
You need sugar to live, but yes too much or too little of anything will kill you.
 
2013-10-01 01:12:53 PM
I actually do really think sugar is doing serious, serious damage to our bodies.
 
2013-10-01 01:16:18 PM

doubled99: There are few substances on earth that aren't "bad" for you if you consume 50 times the appropriate amount.

Water can literally kill you if you try to drink 2 gallons at once.. Water is bad for you!


It is rather simple to consume a diet low in water (in fact, most Americans already do, to their detriment).

Diets low in sugar, on the other hand, are tricky.
 
2013-10-01 01:20:58 PM

Makh: You need sugar to live, but yes too much or too little of anything will kill you.


No.  This is not true.  You need glucose to live.  Glucose can be built through the metabolism of fatty acids into ketones which then metabolize further into pyruvates (citric acid cycle contributor) and glucose (via gluconeogenesis).  Combined these provide the necessary materials for ATP.

So no.  You do not need sugar to live.
 
2013-10-01 01:21:18 PM
I'm more concerned with the fact that it's so prevalent in just about everything. Even innocuous looking foods have lots of sugar in them. Add that people live off coffee, tea and soda when they should be drinking more water, and that all alcoholic drinks are basically well, sugar and alcohol, and we do intake a lot of f*cking sugar.
 
2013-10-01 01:24:25 PM
Biggest culprits:
REGULAR SOFT DRINIKS

Good thing I've never had a drinik.
 
2013-10-01 01:27:17 PM

Makh: You need sugar to live, but yes too much or too little of anything will kill you.


So am I at risk of dying from too little tigers, or too little ebola?
 
2013-10-01 01:33:29 PM

AngryDragon: No.  This is not true.  You need glucose to live.  Glucose can be built through the metabolism of fatty acids into ketones which then metabolize further into pyruvates (citric acid cycle contributor) and glucose (via gluconeogenesis).  Combined these provide the necessary materials for ATP.


Yes, you defined my sugar as sucrose, I guess.  Which has glucose in the molecule.  But since we are getting technical, chirality matters on your glucose.
 
2013-10-01 01:38:23 PM

Makh: But since we are getting technical, chirality matters on your glucose.


Is it wrong that this kind of talk turns me on?
 
2013-10-01 01:39:40 PM

HailRobonia: So am I at risk of dying from too little tigers, or too little ebola?


Probably.  Let's completely remove them from the environment and find out.
 
2013-10-01 01:45:10 PM

HailRobonia: Is it wrong that this kind of talk turns me on?


Lol, DNA helicase yadda yadda genes.
 
2013-10-01 01:52:24 PM
National Geographic has an interesting article on the rise of Sugar.  http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/08/sugar/cohen-text

"Thomas Willis, a physician and founding member of Britain's Royal Society, noted that the urine of people afflicted with diabetes tasted "wonderfully sweet, as if it were imbued with honey or sugar." Two hundred and fifty years later Haven Emerson at Columbia University pointed out that a remarkable increase in deaths from diabetes between 1900 and 1920 corresponded with an increase in sugar consumption. And in the 1960s the British nutrition expert John Yudkin conducted a series of experiments on animals and people showing that high amounts of sugar in the diet led to high levels of fat and insulin in the blood-risk factors for heart disease and diabetes. But Yudkin's message was drowned out by a chorus of other scientists blaming the rising rates of obesity and heart disease instead on cholesterol caused by too much saturated fat in the diet. "

We are consuming WAY more sugar than mankind ever has in the past.

The "low-fat" craze has turned into a "high sugar" craze as the fat is replaced with sweeteners (and salt) to make things taste good.

My wife switched to a very low sugar diet when she crept into diabetic territory. She's since lost ~25 lbs. in less than six months and her blood sugar has dropped out of diabetic range.

- Jasen.
 
2013-10-01 02:00:13 PM
/scary tag went out for donuts?
 
2013-10-01 02:31:28 PM

jasenj1: /scary tag went out for donuts?


Screw you. Now I need a new keyboard AND some doughnuts.

/Fat.
 
2013-10-01 03:05:11 PM
They have pills for high sugar.
 
2013-10-01 03:10:32 PM

Makh: AngryDragon: No.  This is not true.  You need glucose to live.  Glucose can be built through the metabolism of fatty acids into ketones which then metabolize further into pyruvates (citric acid cycle contributor) and glucose (via gluconeogenesis).  Combined these provide the necessary materials for ATP.

Yes, you defined my sugar as sucrose, I guess.  Which has glucose in the molecule.  But since we are getting technical, chirality matters on your glucose.


Yes, sucrose is glucose and fructose so it does metabolize down to glucose.  The point I was making though is that the body can create glucose without taking in any sugar whatsoever.  The intake of sugars is therefore desirable, but unnecessary.
 
2013-10-01 03:32:47 PM

doubled99: There are few substances on earth that aren't "bad" for you if you consume 50 times the appropriate amount.

Water can literally kill you if you try to drink 2 gallons at once.. Water is bad for you!


Yeah, and as long as I get some choice in how much to consume I'll have no complaints. But right now I have to drive 10 miles one way to get bagels without sugar. Every one of the dozen brands at my normal grocery has sugar or some sweetener added. Peanut butter without added sugar costs about 50% more. Salad dressing without sugar? That's a specialty item nowadays. Granola? Added sugar. Baked beans? Added sugar. BBQ sauce? Added sugar. Pasta sauce? Tons of sugar.

My girlfriend showed me her yogurt which she said doesn't have sugar in the ingredients. Yeah, because they calling it "evaporated cane juice" on the ingredient list to fool people.

They're stuffing sugar into everything. If added sugar required a warning label, you'd probably see obesity drop noticeably within a year or two.
 
2013-10-01 04:11:58 PM
They're stuffing sugar into everything. If added sugar required a warning label, you'd probably see obesity drop noticeably within a year or two.


Help me, government! I'm fat!
 
2013-10-01 04:28:54 PM

doubled99: They're stuffing sugar into everything. If added sugar required a warning label, you'd probably see obesity drop noticeably within a year or two.

Help me, government! I'm fat!


Are you a corn shill, or just stupid?
 
2013-10-01 05:05:46 PM

skinink: This is why me and my girlfriend whom works at a large German Conglomerate only use Stevia.


You arent making the withdraws easier, man!

#treadlightly
 
2013-10-01 05:20:20 PM

Makh: You need sugar to live, but yes too much or too little of anything will kill you.


And love is like oxygen.

/get too much and you get too high
//not enough and you're gonna die
 
2013-10-01 05:42:58 PM

ZeroPly: doubled99: There are few substances on earth that aren't "bad" for you if you consume 50 times the appropriate amount.

Water can literally kill you if you try to drink 2 gallons at once.. Water is bad for you!

Yeah, and as long as I get some choice in how much to consume I'll have no complaints. But right now I have to drive 10 miles one way to get bagels without sugar. Every one of the dozen brands at my normal grocery has sugar or some sweetener added. Peanut butter without added sugar costs about 50% more. Salad dressing without sugar? That's a specialty item nowadays. Granola? Added sugar. Baked beans? Added sugar. BBQ sauce? Added sugar. Pasta sauce? Tons of sugar.

My girlfriend showed me her yogurt which she said doesn't have sugar in the ingredients. Yeah, because they calling it "evaporated cane juice" on the ingredient list to fool people.

They're stuffing sugar into everything. If added sugar required a warning label, you'd probably see obesity drop noticeably within a year or two.


It's ridiculous that so many non-sweet foods have so much sugar. I generally prefer to make my own (salad dressing, tomato sauce, etc.) but sometimes I'm in a hurry and it would be nice to be able to just pick up a bottle of dressing that isn't a salt/sugar bomb.

But I will say that granola without sugar would be just about inedible. I make my own so I can limit the sweetness and use maple syrup or agave nectar. They're so much sweeter than sugar so it takes less to get the same taste.
 
2013-10-01 07:13:13 PM

Phins: ZeroPly: doubled99: There are few substances on earth that aren't "bad" for you if you consume 50 times the appropriate amount.

Water can literally kill you if you try to drink 2 gallons at once.. Water is bad for you!

Yeah, and as long as I get some choice in how much to consume I'll have no complaints. But right now I have to drive 10 miles one way to get bagels without sugar. Every one of the dozen brands at my normal grocery has sugar or some sweetener added. Peanut butter without added sugar costs about 50% more. Salad dressing without sugar? That's a specialty item nowadays. Granola? Added sugar. Baked beans? Added sugar. BBQ sauce? Added sugar. Pasta sauce? Tons of sugar.

My girlfriend showed me her yogurt which she said doesn't have sugar in the ingredients. Yeah, because they calling it "evaporated cane juice" on the ingredient list to fool people.

They're stuffing sugar into everything. If added sugar required a warning label, you'd probably see obesity drop noticeably within a year or two.

It's ridiculous that so many non-sweet foods have so much sugar. I generally prefer to make my own (salad dressing, tomato sauce, etc.) but sometimes I'm in a hurry and it would be nice to be able to just pick up a bottle of dressing that isn't a salt/sugar bomb.

But I will say that granola without sugar would be just about inedible. I make my own so I can limit the sweetness and use maple syrup or agave nectar. They're so much sweeter than sugar so it takes less to get the same taste.



Indeed. It's not that we need to have the added sugar on labelling, the problem is the amount of added sugar that is in practically everything. Just try avoiding sugar and you'll find you are remarkably restricted in what you can consume.

It is extremely hard to avoid sugar in your diet, even if you avoid the obviously sweet things. Not so much because you don't know it's been added, but because no added sugar alternatives aren't even there as an option.
 
2013-10-01 07:18:10 PM
This year I dramatically reduced the amount of sugary foods I consume. I'm eating more whole foods, meals I prepare myself, fruits (yes, fruit does have sugar, but an apple is far less sugary than a mars bar or a Danish pastry) and vegetables.

Since New Year's Day this year I have gone from 394 lbs to 267 lbs. People who don't share my kind of weight problem can get by with a moderate approach to sugar, but for me taking a lot of it out of my diet has been highly beneficial. There will be a point where I'll be able to enjoy a little more sugary food once I reach a maintenance level rather than trying to lose weight, but I'm satisfied that there is a link between sugar consumption and obesity, amongst other health conditions.
 
2013-10-01 07:18:34 PM

skinink: This is why me and my girlfriend whom works at a large German Conglomerate only use Stevia.


How are you feeling...? Kind of under the weather? Like you've got the flu?
 
2013-10-01 07:39:09 PM

justanotherfarkinfarker: Sugar isn't as addicting as Cocaine, that is bad science right there. And on the plus side coke makes you thin. of course sugar is way cheaper.


If it is true that sugar is The Most Evil Thing Known To Mankind, and obesity is a National Disaster Killing Us All, maybe we should subsidise coca growers instead. Lesser of two evils, and all that. There is a solution to the obesity epidemic right there.
 
2013-10-01 10:36:30 PM

AngryDragon: 1,767,900 Skittles.

I knew it!


Damn, that's like 44729 cans of Arizona Tea
 
2013-10-02 01:10:12 AM
Have a cookie
 
2013-10-02 12:19:17 PM
They're stuffing sugar into everything. If added sugar required a warning label, you'd probably see obesity drop noticeably within a year or two.

So who's forcing you to buy these foods again?
 
2013-10-02 03:37:52 PM

doubled99: They're stuffing sugar into everything. If added sugar required a warning label, you'd probably see obesity drop noticeably within a year or two.

So who's forcing you to buy these foods again?


Pavlov.

/Or B.F. Skinner, if you prefer
 
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