A video by Aaron Carroll of Healthcare Triage discusses the lack of scientific evidence for linking sugar and hyperactivity, and reinforces the importance of rigour in scientific trial designs.
Sugar isn’t manufactured. It really isn’t. As someone who has spent his career designing, building, operating and optimising sugar factories, that feels a little shocking to say – almost heretical.
The links between nutrition, food and health have been made for centuries; some of the early links were later found to be based on scientific fact.
Sugar is a carbohydrate and it is present in fruit, vegetables, sugarcane and sugar beet plants.
Sugar has been part of our lives for centuries and can be enjoyed as part of a balanced lifestyle. This is about eating a variety of foods, drinking clean water, partaking in physical activity and maintaining a healthy body weight.
Studies have shown that people wanting to lose weight find it easier to follow a meal plan that contains sugar than a meal plan that does not.