Yet could the sweet stuff people have been eating forever really be so terrible?
“We actually need sugar; it’s our body’s preferred fuel,” says Dr. David Katz, director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center. “But we eat too damn much of it.”
Naturally occurring sugar — which gives fruit, some veggies, and milk their sweet taste — is perfectly healthy. It’s added sugar (sweeteners put in during processing and prep) that we need to not OD on.
No need to cut out dessert: The key is to eat strategically.