In the last year or two, sugar has been completely demonized in the fitness and “diet” world. Before that it was “carbs” and before that it was “fat”; But the truth is, sugar, like all these other things, has it’s place in our diet. Sugar contains no essential nutrients, is high in calories and is quickly absorbed into the blood stream, which makes it good for fast energy, but that’s about it! We don’t actually need a lot of sugar, but people that are more physically active will need more than someone sitting at a desk all day. The main problem is that many people consume far too much for their needs!

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