Every day we're fed new and often conflicting information on our health and diets; what's good for you, what's bad, what to eat in moderation and what to avoid completely. As a result of poor education coupled with laziness, obesity rates are rising like never before. Obesity has doubled since 1980, and in 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 600 million were obese.
So are we totally to blame for our ever expanding waist lines? Or are we being subjected to a barrage of misinformation and misdirection in the form of health advice and advertising?
Those of us that try to eat balanced diets and watch their weight are likely to be limiting or removing sugar from their diets completely, switching to "healthier" options like cane sugar, artificial sweetners and "sugar-free" options which are better for us. Right?