So, we\’ve got this lecture on sugar and how it\’s evil, causing diabetes, fructose kills the liver and we\’ll all be murdered in our beds. And then we see this:
According to the historian and nutritionist Maisie Steven, Scots kids eat four times the amount of sugar they did in 1942.
At which point it doesn\’t matter what else is being said. They\’re clearly and obviously lying like bastards and we can ignore them.
Agreed, a slightly odd thing to say for I\’ve no doubt that the statement itself is actually true. But they\’re still lying like bastards.
For think back to what was happening in 1942. The menfolk of Scotland were off dying in their thousands in India and Africa, preparing to do so in France, as they battled the second most evil tyrant of the century, the womenfolk were scouring the moors for anything they could feed to their wee bairns and as to sugar for said bairns the Nazis were trying to shoot, drown or blow up anyone who had the temerity to try to bring them any sugar.
And you\’re going to try and use that time, the middle of a fucking world war and the U boat blockade, as your baseline for anything at all?
No, you\’re lying like a bastard, aren\’t you?
A 240ml glass of orange juice might contain 120 calories of sugar, or sucrose; half of that will be fructose. The fructose will all end up in the liver, which may not be able to metabolise (process) it fully, depleting vital chemicals in the organ and turning into fat. \”It\’s not about the calories,\” says Dr Lustig. \”It has nothing to do with the calories. It\’s a poison by itself.\”
Look, there are parts of the world where bananas are the staple food: like bread and potatoes to us, like rice to the slant eyes and corn to the chicanos.
And a ripe banana has four teaspoonfuls of sugar. \”That\’s natural sugar. It\’s fructose. That means it\’s from fruit,\” I was told.
So, do those parts of the world have everyone dead already from diabetes and liver failure? Hmm, what\’s that? No?
Then there\’s something wrong with the theory then, isn\’t there.