Matt Stone is really questioning some long held beliefs with this post. As a gummy bear fan, I’m hoping he is right. That being said, I will have to do some deeper research on my own. Looks like I’m going to be picking up his book Eat for Heat as well.
From the article…
This post is about exploring the potential mechanisms behind the increase in tooth strength I and others have experienced eating freely of sugar – in “natural” form, from whole foods like fruits, and even from totally refined white sugar (and evil high-fructose corn syrup, but I didn’t want to scare the health fanatical too much by using that in the title!).
How is such a thing possible? It makes no sense that a food with no nutrient value whatsoever, not a trace of minerals, could increase the density of bones and teeth. How could adding it to one’s diet possibly help?