Melbourne: Food researchers have debunked a newly-released draft Australian Dietary Guidelines that recommends people to limit their intake of foods and drinks containing fats, salt, alcohol and sugar to prevent from weight gain.
According to The Australian, the scientists have claimed that sugar has been unjustly included in the fattening category along with fats and salt.
“Unlike saturated fats, trans fats, salt and alcohol, sugar doesn’t actually do any direct harm to the human body,” News.com.au quoted Professor Jennie Brand-Miller, author of The Low GI Diet and recipient this month of an Order of Australia, as telling The Australian.
Consultant dietitian Bill Shrapnel, deputy chairman of the Sydney University Nutrition Research Foundation, also debunks the new draft prepared by a National Health and Medical Research Council working group.
“Sugar has been unfairly demonized in the national dietary guidelines,” Shrapnel said.