Re: “Sweet treats OK,” Mar. 29:
I find it ironic that you would run the highly frosted-over article ‘Sweet treats OK’ right before the ‘Good nutrition can derail diabetes’ story. The (first) article also implies that there is no difference between eating a cookie or an apple.
Yes, sugar is sugar whether it comes from fruit (fructose) or it is white sugar, but fruit also has essential vitamins, as well as fibre, which slow the sugar’s absorption.
Ingesting harmful sugars also alters the bodies’ insulin/glucose levels.
Insulin is produced by the body in response to rising levels of glucose, and high insulin levels increase pressure on the body, potentially causing disease.
In addition, because of an imbalance, the body will actually crave more sweets.
In a world where obesity is hugely problematic, feed readers the entire truth.