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"Stud­ies going back more than forty years have shown that nat­u­rally oc­cur­ring sug­ars in fruits and veg­eta­bles are ben­e­fi­cial to health and do not pro­mote weight gain. Tra­di­tional cul­tures like the Hadza of north-cen­tral Tan­za­nia and the Kuna of Panama ob­tain a large per­cent­age of their total calo­ries from foods that are high in nat­ural sug­ars, such as fruit, starchy tu­bers, and honey. Yet they are re­mark­ably lean, fit, and free of mod­ern dis­ease.

 
How­ever, ex­cess re­fined sugar—in the form of table sugar and high-fruc­tose corn syrup—is a dif­fer­ent story. Added sug­ars are harm­ful pri­mar­ily be­cause they pro­mote overeat­ing and weight gain."

 

Chris Kresser: Your Personal Paleo Code