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Response to “The not-so-sweet truth about sugar”

A feature in the Daily Express on Tuesday 21st July by nutritional therapist Kerry Torrens on The not-so-sweet truth about sugar stated that “many processed foods have added sugar which supplies energy in the form of calories and very little else. This means our body has to draw on the nutrients from the rest of our diet to process it and this can leave us more prone to bugs and colds.”

Lucy Jones, registered dietician, responds:

“There is no evidence that eating sugary foods leaves us prone to bugs and colds. It’s easy to demonise a particular food or nutrient like sugar but actually it’s the balance of foods in the diet that matter.” 

Document type: For The Record

Published: 21 July 2015

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Source: Sense About Science

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