Everyone Says Sugar is Bad for You. What is Sugar Anyway?

Dr. Linda Dahl
7 min readOct 6, 2022

A simple explanation of monosaccharides and complex carbohydrates

Everyone knows eating too much sugar is bad for you. It makes you fat. It causes diabetes, fatty liver, depression, acne, and hastens the aging process. It’s even addictive. The FDA now decided it is also concerned about your sugar intake. It recently proposed a new rule requiring foods that call…

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Dr. Linda Dahl

Physician. Author of Tooth and Nail:The Making of a Female Fight Doctor & Better Breastfeeding, http://www.drlindadahl.com @doctorlindadahl