Posts Tagged ‘sugary’

Sugar is Bad for You

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Should Bodybuilders Eat Sugar?

No Sugar

Another food myth. This time we have to decide if eating sugar is acceptable in a bodybuilding diet. Sugar can do some nasty things to the body, but it can also help sometimes. Let’s look at the pros and cons of eating sugar so we can decide how, when, where, and why to eat sugar, if at all.

The Myth

Similar to eating before bed, the sugar myth is another controversial subject about which everyone seems to have an opinion, whether educated or not. The two common opinions on sugar are as follows:

  1. Sugar will cause obesity, diabetes, and rotten teeth, so it must be avoided at all costs.
  2. Artificial sweeteners are bad for your health or taste horrible, so we must use sugar in our meals, drinks, and recipes.

The first opinion, that sugar has no place in a bodybuilder’s diet, is the most common myth that needs to be debunked. The second opinion is gaining in popularity, and although there is some sense in this approach, it too can be over used.