Foods with surprisingly high sugar content. Bread and yogurt. Dr. Robert Lustig. 5
Surprisingly high sugar foods are bread and yogurt. Why yogurt, salad dressing, and bread now contain a lot of sugar? Food industry knows it very well. Excess of sugar in food products is lucrative. Endocrinologist and prominent nutrition expert, Dr. Robert Lustig, MD, discusses foods with surprisingly high sugar content. Surprisingly high sugar foods. Bread, yogurt, and salad dressing. Sugar is a preservative. This is why food industry loves to put a lot of sugar in food. Evolution taught us to like sugar. Food industry sells many surprising foods that are loaded with sugar. Salad dressing and yogurt are just two of them. Cereals, granola and ketchup have very high sugar content. Fruit juice and lemonade are also surprisingly high in sugar content. Surprisingly high sugar foods are not only bread, yogurt, salad dressing. Commercial big store bread also has high sugar content. Sugar is used to preserve bread for weeks. Video interview with leading expert in pediatric endocrinology and nutrition. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Medical second opinion confirms that overnutrition and metabolic syndrome diagnosis is correct and complete. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Medical second opinion also confirms that obesity and metabolic syndrome therapy is required. There are many other high sugar foods on the shop shelf. It is not just bread and yogurt. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Medical second opinion helps to choose the best treatment for metabolic syndrome and overnutrition. Get medical second opinion on metabolic syndrome and be confident that your treatment is the best. Surprisingly high sugar foods. Yogurt and salad dressing. Added sugar at this point exists in about 80% eighty percent of all food products. Dr Robert Lustig, MD (Pediatric neuroendocrinologist, UCSF). That’s true. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. What are examples of high sugar content foods that are not obvious? Dr. Robert Lustig, MD. Well, the one food that really drives me insane is yogurt. In Europe yogurt is sour milk. There is little difference between yogurt and the milk that sours in your refrigerator. For yogurt you choose the bacteria that does the souring. In Russia you have a very long history of yogurt consumption. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. I even remember the time I was a child here growing up the United States. Then Dannon yogurt had a commercial of these hundred and twenty-year-old Georgians doing cartwheel acrobatic flips, because they were still so healthy. Yogurt is sour milk, except in America, where yogurt is desert. If you look at the side of a package, it says that there are seven grams of sugar. All sugar is lactose or milk sugar. Which is perfectly fine, nothing wrong with it. You take that plain yogurt. Then you add whole fruit to it to cut the sourness. But here in America you buy yogurt in the store. It has 19 to 23 grams of sugar. You look at the side label. It is high with fructose corn syrup or sucrose. Or it has evaporated cane juice. Cane juice is supposed to “be healthier”. Nothing of the sort. The point is when you buy a fruit-flavored yogurt in America, you are buying a plain yogurt plus a bowl of breakfast cereal. That’s the problem. Yogurt is one example of a food that is supposed to be healthy but it isn’t. Salad dressing is another example. When we went low-fat salad dressing, it tasted awful. So what the food industry did was this. They added sugar. Cut half of the fat, add double sugar. Salad dressing is a problem. You think you are eating healthy salad. But you are not eating healthy at all. Barbecue sauce, tomato sauce, hamburger buns, bread. You buy a loaf of bread at the local bakery. How soon before it stales? Maybe two days? No sugar. But you buy a loaf of bread at commercial grocery. It lasts for weeks! Three weeks! How come? Why commercial store bread lasts for 3 weeks? The sugar in the baking process displaces water. It is called water activity. The industry knows that. Basically sugar is a preservative, it allows you to be able to have the bread on a shelf longer. Sugar decreases depreciation. This is very good from a profit standpoint for the food industry. Not so good for our health. Ultimately, this is the war. It is basically your wallet or your health. Today, the wallets are winning, and we are losing. Surprisingly high sugar foods: bread and yogurt. Video interview with Dr. Robert Lustig, MD. Salad dressing, barbecue sauces, hamburger buns are also high in sugar.
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