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Orange Juice is bad now?

Originally published at BunkBlog. You can comment here or there.

There’s a great deal of scientific information in this interview, but it’s interesting enough even for laymen to read, I think. The basic story is that fructose and sucrose are not the kinds of sugars we evolved to consume in large quantities, so they mess up our body chemistry and make us pigs. The good doctor even demonizes orange juice (any kind, including organic fresh-squeezed).

Good news, though - eating oranges is good for you. Some of this is sort of common sense, if you think about how we ate 20,000 years ago compared to now. Our bodies haven’t changed in that time, but our diets have changed vastly. Nobody drank orange juice before industrialization; they ate oranges. Nobody drank sodas; they drank water. So, those people who decry processed foods, here’s another data point to use in your quest to return to a diet better designed for our natural metabolisms.



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Jul. 15th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC)
Of course, it could also be a really good excuse for genetically engineering this problem away!
Jul. 15th, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
That was my initial thought as well. Geek power!
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