Is sugar the new health food?

If you ever saw the Woody Allen film Sleeper, you may remember the scene where scientists, 200 years in the future, note that back in the 20th century people thought that cream pies, hot fudge, and deep fat were unhealthy.

As one scientist says, “Precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true.”

That scene crossed my mind at the store today when I saw a soft drink product called Sierra Mist Natural.

The label sports a banner that says: “NEW! No artificial ingredients.”

And below that: “Made with real sugar.”

2011: The year sugar officially became the healthy choice.

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