All in Disease Management
As a dietitian working directly in psychiatric health care, I am a huge advocate for the role that diet plays in mental health. Part of this advocacy includes staying informed on the latest nutrition and mental health research to support my practice.
In my opinion, sugar has to be one of the most controversial topics in the nutrition and health field today. It has been associated as the cause of several different chronic diseases including diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, and positioned as the root of the so-called “obesity epidemic”. To complicate matters further, there is much confusion about what sugar actually is, and whether different types of sugar are less harmful to our health than others. In today’s blog post, we will discuss the difference between added vs naturally occurring sugars, which types of sugar you need to be mindful of in your diet, and how to know if you might be getting too much “added” sugar.
If you’ve been newly diagnosed with blood sugar management concerns (whether that be pre-diabetes, type 2 or otherwise), is dropping the carbs and jumping straight to the ketogenic diet your best course of action?